Calinky (slang for "Carolina")

Bonnie Taylor-Blake b.taylorblake at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jan 9 13:29:59 UTC 2013

Thanks much to Garson and to Nathaniel for sharing their suggestions
and finds.  These are very helpful.

-- Bonnie

On Tue, Jan 8, 2013 at 6:19 PM, ADSGarson O'Toole
<adsgarsonotoole at> wrote:

> Michener reportedly performed extensive reading/research to support
> his writing. He may have come across the terms North Calinky and South
> Calinky while preparing to write Centennial. Have you ever attempted
> to contact the people who control the James Michener Collection? Maybe
> they would be helpful.

On Tue, Jan 8, 2013 at 6:10 PM, Nathaniel Sharpe <nts at> wrote:

> I did a search at (a rather eccentric website with
> free archives of NY newspapers) and while I didn't see any instances
> of Calinky or Cackalacky, there were quite a few Caliney's and
> Caliny's from 1911 back to 1866. Here's three:

The American Dialect Society -

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