Date: Sun, 27 Feb 1994 11:45:28 -0500 From: Martha Howard Subject: Prescriptivist horror stories Can you believe that in the early 1930's when I was in fourth grade, I had a home economics (called cooking then) teacher who insisted that we prepare a daily ( I am going to use eye dialect --given up on transcribing phonetically e mail) maynew? I still hate that word and I'm not really sure about cooking.