End of ADS-L Digest - 12 Apr 1994 to 13 Apr 1994 ************************************************ There are 13 messages totalling 246 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. ink pen (5) 2. "basement" (6) 3. Basement: Not in Fort Worth 4. I guess weren't not in Kansas anymore, Todo ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Wed, 13 Apr 1994 21:54:20 -0700 From: Rudy Troike Subject: Re: ink pen Tom-- Did you ever hear "atomic pen"? On the border in South Texas right after the war, advertising seemed to link ball-point pens with the ultramodern technological surge typified by the atomic bomb. In Mexico, they are still called "plumas atomicas", but I don't know whether the Valley usage was a leak-over from Mexico, though I doubt it. --Rudy Troike (rtroike[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ccit.arizona.edu)