Date: Thu, 28 Aug 1997 13:26:08 -0500

From: "Emerson, Jessie J" jjemerso[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]INGR.COM

Subject: three-track road

I recently read a novel set in modern South Georgia that mentioned a

three-track (or -trail or -rut, I can't remember exactly) road. The

character talked about it as a part of South Georgia dialect, but raised

the question "Why is it three? There are two ruts that tires make and a

grass track in the middle. Why not two?"

Two questions: Is this in fact part of the dialect of South Georgia

(and possibly other areas), and why is it three instead of two?




Jessie Emerson

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