Tuesday, November 27, 2007

a childhood memory

When I was a child, we often had popcorn as an evening snack.  Sometimes a few of the kernels didn't pop, and they'd be at the bottom of the bowl.  My parents called those un-popped kernels "old maids".

Anybody else ever hear of this?

18 comments:

starstarj said...

I have heard the expression but don't know from where it comes.  I will look it up

woodmotorsports said...

Yep, I heard of it...from your parents. LOL

starstarj said...

http://www.slangcity.com/email_archive/5_05_05.htm Look here it has to do with being left behind or alone

msecz said...

yes we called them that too
Sandra

mawmellow said...

Definitely !!! My grandmother used to fix popcorn and put milk on it for her Sunday night suppers.  Times were rough and it was cheap and nourishing!!

randlprysock said...

I never did hear that term but that was always our snack too and still often is!!  I miss the old fashioned way of popping and would love to have a popcorn popper someday!!!  Hugs,
Lisa

exptmircle said...

Yes.  Old Maids was what we called them too.  My people are from the midwest too.

fierrorachel said...

When I grew up, that's what we called them, too.

madcobug said...

That is one I have never heard of. Helen

fowfies said...

Never heard it called that. I just checked out your sons journal, havent been there ina while and COOL COOL COOL video of him racing an SRT10 like my truck, that was so cool to see that.

ora4uk said...

Have heard that one all my life...still call them that...grands always ask...why do you call them that....hard to explain...LOL...hugs..Ora

amy122389 said...

LOL @ Rachel's comment.

I've never heard of that saying, but I love those 'just barely starting to pop but still in the kernel' pieces....

~Amy

robinngabster said...

Yep, we say that too!

nanlynska said...

Oh yes ! My grandkids wrinkle their noses and say, WHAAAAT? Old Maids? then they just shake their heads and walk away.....LOL.  

gen0507 said...

No,  haven't heard that before.  LOL

Hollie

helmswondermom said...

Oh yes!  We always called them "old maids".
Lori

deshelestraci said...

We always called them that too.
Traci

suzypwr said...

Yes, we called them Old Maids too!

xoxo