[Ads-l] I did not know that

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jul 17 01:01:26 UTC 2018

Back in 1974-75, I met a fellow white grad student, from S. C., who
jokingly referred to herself as a "geechee."


On Mon, Jul 16, 2018 at 6:00 PM Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

> Urban Dictionary: geechy
> https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=geechy
> Geechy (most commonly spelled Geechee or less often Geechie) is a name
> historically given to and associated with the dialect of English spoken by
> _white people_ of the South Carolina low country especially in the region
> between Georgetown and Beaufort.
> --
> -Wilson
> -----
> All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
> come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
> -Mark Twain
> ------------------------------------------------------------
> The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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