End of ADS-L Digest - 5 Apr 1997 to 6 Apr 1997 ********************************************** Subject: ADS-L Digest - 6 Apr 1997 to 7 Apr 1997 Content-Length: 14957 There are 14 messages totalling 422 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. Color "Bar"/Color "Barrier"/Color "Line" 2. tipping (3) 3. Rule of Thumb 4. Re[2]: Rule of Thumb 5. Not exactly double modals (2) 6. cracker and white trash 7. used to could (3) 8. cracker and white trash -Reply 9. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Mon, 7 Apr 1997 00:00:27 -0400 From: "Barry A. Popik" Subject: Color "Bar"/Color "Barrier"/Color "Line" Imagine "crossing the color line," and then finding out fifty years later that you "broke the color barrier." BREAKING THE SOUND BARRIER is a 1952 film from the late, great David Lean. "Breaking barriers" took off in the 1950s, although it has not completely replaced "color line." A check of Eureka's Newspaper Abstracts shows 8 "color bar," 36 "color barrier," and 61 "color line" headlines. A "color bar" might be "hurdled." A "color barrier" was usually "broken." A "color line" was often "crossed." Like the sound barrier, the color line was often "broken" was well--probably by running faster than you can say "Jack Robinson." COLOR BAR (8) hurdle--1 belies--1 add up to end of--1 falls--1 in--2 break--2 COLOR BARRIER (36) break--19 erects--1 face--1 erased--1 recedes--1 in news--1 eliminate--1 no--1 cross--1 imprisoned--1 memories from--1 wage battles against--1 breaches--1 broadens--1 seeing beyond--1 sliding past--1 comes tumbling down--1 strides past--1 COLOR LINE (61, occurring 67 times) break--11 color line (no other words--ed.)--9 across--4 cross--4 along--1 balancing on--1 dancing over--1 over--1 draws--1 statement on--1 campaign on--1 life on--1 on--1 truth on--1 maintain--1 target--1 politics and--1 lives uneasily astride--1 problem of--1 disciple of color and line--1 divided on--1 fights on against--1 want no--1 envision no--1 contest spans--1 meets--1 focus on-- the world's--1 hair color line--1 fears of--1 other side of--1 new--1 remarks on--1 runs afoul of--1 extend to--1 look at--1 Check Newspaper Abstracts again in about a month.