Date: Thu, 11 Apr 1996 08:40:41 -0700 From: Peter McGraw Subject: Re: Kiss and Ride As a former New York commuter, I know "Kiss and Ride" (or "Kiss 'n Ride"?) is used on signs at some suburban commuter train or bus stations in the Greater NYC area, but I can't remember where. An extension of "Park and Ride," where you can leave your car all day, "Kiss and Ride" identifies a passenger loading zone where someone can drop a commuter off at the station but not park the car. I can't confirm a nominalization or a pluralization, or for that matter any spoken use of the term. Peter McGraw Linfield College McMinnville, OR On Thu, 11 Apr 1996, Wayne Glowka wrote: > Although I got no kiss this morning when my wife dropped me off at work > (first time I have ever been dropped off), I was reminded of the drop-off > circles at subway stations in Washington, DC, which are called"Kiss and > Rides." Is that term used anywhere else? Can any beltway insider or > outsider confirm the spelling or the use of the phrase as a plural? > > > Wayne Glowka > Professor of English > Director of Research and Graduate Student Services > Georgia College > Milledgeville, GA 31061 > 912-453-4222 > wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] >