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?
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