End of ADS-L Digest - 13 Apr 1994 to 14 Apr 1994 ************************************************ There are 7 messages totalling 218 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. ink pen (2) 2. "basement" 3. I guess weren't not in Kansas anymore, Todo (3) 4. Call for Papers -- APLA ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Thu, 14 Apr 1994 22:18:48 -0700 From: THOMAS L CLARK Subject: Re: ink pen On Wed, 13 Apr 1994, Rudy Troike wrote: > 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) > Rudy, I'm keeping this gem intact for our resident "atomic" expert, a woman in poli sci dept who has collected every imaginable song and gimcrack from "The Atomic Cafe" forward. I gave her my matchbook from the Mizpah (!) Hotel in Beatty, near the Test Site, which advertised the local specialty, the Atomic Steak. tlc[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]nevada.edu