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Re: CHAT: "have a nice day"

From:Roger Mills <rfmilly@...>
Date:Sunday, March 12, 2000, 1:19
In a message dated 3/11/2000 3:21:06 PM Eastern Standard Time,
dennis@HIMES.CONNIX.COM writes:

<<   As has been pointed out, jelly and jam are two different things, at
 least in the U.S. >>
"Mus' be jelly, cuz jam don' shake like that" Can anyone pinpoint that?  By
me, it dates from the ealy 40s,and (now) has a definite Black (blues
tradition?) feel about it....but I grew up in a lily-white town where the
most exotic ethnic group was Norwegians (well, Mennonites too, but only on
Saturdays when they came to town).

Roger, the refugee from (a slightly larger version of) Lake Wobegon
PS when I first grew an Abe Lincoln type beard, back in the 70s, my mother
was horrified-- not because I looked like a hippie, but because I looked like
a Mennonite!