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#69922 - 05/14/02 07:21 PM Havelock Joined: Jan 2001
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I'm taking a long shot at this. I have seen "Havelock" as given name, e.g. long ago sex authority, Havelock Ellis. So I suspect somebody named "Havelock" popularized the little piece of cloth hanging down behind a cap to keep wearer from becoming a "Redneck".
#69923 - 05/15/02 12:46 PM Re: Havelock Joined: Sep 2001
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Piedmont Region of Virginia, U...
I checked it out on MW, and the stress is on the second syllable for all of the three terms defined:
the protective covering hanging from a hat onto the neck; the surname; and the place in North Carolina.
All of 'em: hav-LOCKS!
Sounds unnatural to my ear, so I'd have to force myself through a series of practices to stress that second syllable.
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