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Bobbysoxers were indeed female, an so-called because the socks that ... girl in bobby sox, saddle oxfords, and a poodle skirt.

In my day, at San Jose High, the girls rolled the socks down to the shoes. To see that, see On the right is the girl (she was our Homecoming queen),[/nq]
What *is* that? I can't believe I haven't used this forum to ask about what a Homecoming Queen is before, given I've been wondering since... when did 'Daydream Believer' come out?
Please put an end to decades of speculation..
Yer schoolmates were babes BTW.
DC , hiding 'neath the wings of the bluebird as she sings.
Bobbysoxers were indeed female, an so-called because the socks that ... girl in bobby sox, saddle oxfords, and a poodle skirt.

In my day, at San Jose High, the girls rolled the socks down to the shoes. To see that, see ... girl (she was our Homecoming queen), wearing saddle oxfords and rolled-down socks. I knew her well. The year was 1950.

In Indianapolis, in the 50s, girl's feet were an indication of which high school they attended. The girls from the west side high school (I've forgotten the name) wore white socks rolled down to the shoe-top. The girls from Arsenal Technical High School and Shortridge wore the same type of sock but not rolled down. There was a difference between the Tech girls and the Shortridge girls sock styles, but I forget what it was.
The girls at Broad Ripple (the school I attended) wore white socks over nylons when they wore a skirt.
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What *is* that? I can't believe I haven't used this forum to ask about what a Homecoming Queen is before, given I've been wondering since... when did 'Daydream Believer' come out? Please put an end to decades of speculation..

One football game of the season (autumn) is designated as the Homecoming game. There's various sorts of rigamarole, such as a parade with floats, election of a king and queen (popularity & looks), a pep rally, a dance. Some connection is made to inviting previous students back to the school for the event, hence the name.

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In my day, at San Jose High, the girls rolled ... the right is the girl (she was our Homecoming queen),

What *is* that? I can't believe I haven't used this forum to ask about what a Homecoming Queen is before, given I've been wondering since... when did 'Daydream Believer' come out? Please put an end to decades of speculation....

M-W Online:
Main Entry: home·com·ing
Pronunciation: 'hOm-"k&-mi(ng)
Function: noun

1 : a return home
2 : the return of a group of people usually on a special occasion to a placeformerly frequented or regarded as home; especially : an annual celebration for alumni at a college or university
For high schools, that was the occasion of the last football game of the season played on the home field. A queen was elected to reign over the proceedings. It was a big deal.
Yer schoolmates were babes BTW.

Well, yeah some were.

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What *is* that? I can't believe I haven't used this ... come out? Please put an end to decades of speculation..

One football game of the season (autumn) is designated as the Homecoming game. There's various sorts of rigamarole, such as ... a dance. Some connection is made to inviting previous students back to the school for the event, hence the name.

Homecoming Week is also celebrated at lots of schools that don't have football teams.

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As with most 1940's and beyond fashion trends and fads, the whiteys picked it up from the blacks. Same goes for language, music, dance, ...
George Carlin used to do an hilarious skit wherein he spoofed a group of white schoolboys trying to talk black.

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What *is* that? I can't believe I haven't used this ... come out? Please put an end to decades of speculation....

M-W Online: Main Entry: home·com·ing Pronunciation: 'hOm-"k&-mi(ng) Function: noun 1 : a return home 2 : the return of a ... season played on the home field. A queen was elected to reign over the proceedings. It was a big deal.

Sounds like the tradition is a thing of the past?
DC
M-W Online: Main Entry: home·com·ing Pronunciation: 'hOm-"k&-mi(ng) Function: noun 1 ... to reign over the proceedings. It was a big deal.

Sounds like the tradition is a thing of the past?

I don't think so. I was just caught up in thinking about the past. I'm pretty sure that the tradition continues.

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It's always an interesting choice in writing about the past to decide which term to use: African-American, black, or negro.

Oy! "Negro", Coop, not "negro". Lowercase "negro" was standard in the 18th century, not the mid-20th. This deserves at least one or two more Oy!s.
(The three major terms) I find it easy to refer to the "African-Americans of the 40s" or the "black ... of "community" the term should - in my opinion - reflect what the community would call itself in those days.

I agree that it's a difficult problem, but I think that "black" is the most neutral term available today. I think "African-American" sounds awkward when talking about past generations, but your use of "negro" (sic), even if not intentionally offensive, is plain ridiculous.

Steny '08!
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