Re: [gardeners] Re:Scalleywags? Definately one word. ;-)

Gayle Fields (
Tue, 13 Oct 1998 17:07:38 -0600

Thanks!  I just love to learn new words.  As for Texas - as my kids so
often say, "Thanks, I knew that.  It just wasn't there when I was


Barbara J. Davis wrote:
> Actually, scalawag was a white southerner of the Reconstruction
> period after the Civil War.  Since they were not often the most
> upright individuals, colloquially, the term is now used to refer to a
> scamp or trickster.
> Gayle, Texas isn't a land state.  We have long stretches of the Gulf
> of Mexico with ports.  Of course, there are also miles and miles and
> acres and acres of land attached to that Gulf.
> Barbara Davis       southwest of Ft. Worth, TX
> Gayle wrote:
> > >I seem to be missing something here.  I thought you were talking about
> > >Texans. A scalleywag is a British term for a tar gone adrift I think.
> > >I find it amusing that a land state would use such a term.  Please
> > >enlighten this prairie bound mountain shrouded soul what you call a
> > >scalleywag!!  Texas in the Caribbean is what I am envisioning!!
> > >
> > >Gayle
> >
> > There seems always to have been a direct link between Texas and the navy.
> > Maritime Canadians tend to end up in  either the air force or the infantry.
> >  I think it's the greener grass syndrome.
> >
> > Lucinda
> > >--
> > >
> > >


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