Date: Mon, 5 Feb 1996 00:58:46 -0700


Subject: Re: Urbana-Champaign


I did not mention it, but Muriel and I lived in Urbana, too (since

we still own our house there, we are at least still taxpayers). Ron Cowan

also lives in Urbana, as do C. C. Cheng and Eyamba Bokamba. You did not

mention on which side of the great divide you live.

On a different tack, Allan Walker Read was doing a paper a few years

ago on names for people from various places, and contacted me to find out

what the local nomenclature was there (here in Tucson, for example, one sees

"Tucsonans" mentioned frequently in the newspaper, as "Chicagoans" are in

Chicago). I informally surveyed a number of long-time residents and natives,

and even put in a letter to the editor soliciting information, but no one

had a name for a person from either community, or even seemed to feel a

lexical gap.

--Rudy Troike (rtroike[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]