As a kid the big green ones, the ones that show up yearly, were always referred to as locusts, sometimes annual locusts.I'm from small town alabama and have never heard cicadas called locusts. It's 2 different things. I've heard them called katydid's, but I'm pretty sure those are different. cicada's come out every several years in a cycle. katydids are out every summer in the trees making loud noises.
I'm pretty sure what you think are cicada's aren't actually cicadas
In the eastern USA the nickname "locust" is applied to the annual cicadas.
My grandmother was about that age and said sweet milk. I used to think there was some other kind of milk. I never heard anyone else say it, either.Sweet Milk? How old are you? I only heard my grandmother use that term. She was 87 in 1995 when she died. I have never heard anyone else use that term.
If you were ever in Pete's Hotdogs on 2nd Ave in Birmingham and heard someone order and then ask for milk, Gus (Pete was the guy who opened the joint in 1939) would ask if they wanted sweet milk or buttermilk. I never understood why someone would want milk with hotdogs, but he had both so obviously someone did.Sweet Milk? How old are you? I only heard my grandmother use that term. She was 87 in 1995 when she died. I have never heard anyone else use that term.
Goodness, you haven't been out much in the South.Dear friend of mine - landscaper like me - recently passed away from pancreatic cancer. Very sad...only in his 50's and one of the best humans I have ever known.
He used to use the word 'tote" when referring to bringing something from one place to another.
He's the only one I ever heard use that word.