Posted by ESC on November 02, 2006
In Reply to: Roi Snider? posted by Lewis on November 02, 2006
: : "Snyder's Hound"-- someone else asked about the phrase "As fast as Snyder's hound," which is in the archived discussion. I am also interested in this, because my mother's side of the family comes from Southern Ohio, which is near the phrase's origin of Virginia. However, the women used "Snyder's hound" in a new phrase which was "This place looks like Snyder's hound has been through here"-- meaning a room that had been disordered in a hurry, such as a living room after Christmas morning. Does anyone else have any ideas on this on Snyder or his hound? Who was he and why was his dog so fast?
: Isn't it probable that 'Snyder' is a badly written "Schneider"?
: Just a thought.
It's just some old guy, a local character. His identity lost. That's my guess. In my father's home community, there was a man called Doc's Everett. (His father being Doc.) I can't remember the phrases in connection with him. But they weren't compliments.