Date: Sun, 28 Apr 1996 12:00:15 -0400 From: "M. Lynne Murphy" <104LYN[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MUSE.ARTS.WITS.AC.ZA> Subject: Re: 411 new usage > Here's the 411. > > Was used in a recent college democrats of america posting for > here's the information. this is at least a few years old. i think it may have been used in rap songs--can't remember where i know it from. (i think "what's the 411?" is what i've heard--as a greeting.) works much better than "here's the 555-1212." lynne --------------------------------------------------------------------- M. Lynne Murphy 104lyn[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] Department of Linguistics phone: 27(11)716-2340 University of the Witwatersrand fax: 27(11)716-8030 Johannesburg 2050 SOUTH AFRICA