Why do black people call the nape of their neck at "kitchen"?

@BethTN81 (564)
United States
May 4, 2009 10:16pm CST
I know that is a strange topic but my MOTHER wants to know this. She works with some black women and they refer to the back of their necks as KITCHENS. Mother asked them why and even the women didnt know why. They said their mothers always said that and they say it too. So can someone please answer this for me. This is not meant to offend anyone but my mother really wants to know this.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36493)
• United States
5 May 09
i have never heard this. have blavk friends, had a black hairdresser that worked w/me at my beauty shop & i never have heard it referred to that way. may be something new that has come out since i worked w/my friend. anxious to see the answers u get. greetings from tennessee.
@ANTIQUELADY (36493)
• United States
5 May 09
thank you for the best response. hope u have a happy week.
@zoey7879 (3104)
• United States
5 May 09
Living near Detroit for about 7 years, I can't say that I've heard this one either....
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@ANTIQUELADY (36493)
• United States
5 May 09
hi zoey, we may all learn something new. greetings from tennessee.
• United States
18 May 09
my godmother is part black,i've never heard her say that. it must be a regionalism.