End of ADS-L Digest - 3 Aug 1994 to 4 Aug 1994 ********************************************** There are 3 messages totalling 67 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. new word contest (3) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Fri, 5 Aug 1994 15:18:55 -0500 From: debaron[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UIUC.EDU Subject: new word contest Here's the thing: since the U of I went smoke free I've noticed that clumps of smokers gather at building entrances to smoke, since they can no longer smoke inside. The U even provides ashtrays by the outer doors. The same phenomenon occurs at other smoke-free buildings. At Vanderbilt Hospital I noticed a sign asking smokers not to stand by the entrances, but to move away. Some buildings provide outdoor smoking areas for these people. So my question is this: what new words have arisen, or can we devise, to describe this phenomenon: the gaggle of smokers, the set-aside smoking area, the people who do this (smokers, of course, but is there an appropriate descriptor?) So I thought a contest would be nice. In the back to school spirit. In case of a prize, duplicate ties will be awarded. Respond to me privately and I will summarize, or post to the lists. dennis ----- Dennis Baron debaron[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]uiuc.edu Department of English 217-333-2392 University of Illinois fax: 217-333-4321 608 South Wright Street Urbana, Illinois 61801