End of ADS-L Digest - 3 Feb 1995 to 4 Feb 1995 ********************************************** From owner-ADS-L[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UGA.CC.UGA.EDU Sun Feb 5 23:06:03 1995 Received: from Walt.CS.MsState.Edu (walt.cs.msstate.edu []); by Tut.MsState.Edu using SMTP (8.6.9/6.5m-FWP); id XAA06364; Sun, 5 Feb 1995 23:06:03 -0600 Received: from uga.cc.uga.edu by Walt.CS.MsState.Edu (4.1/6.0s-FWP); id AA19642; Sun, 5 Feb 95 23:05:59 CST Message-Id: <9502060505.AA19642[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]Walt.CS.MsState.Edu> Received: from UGA.CC.UGA.EDU by uga.cc.uga.edu (IBM VM SMTP V2R2) with BSMTP id 0707; Mon, 06 Feb 95 00:04:08 EST Received: from UGA.CC.UGA.EDU (NJE origin LISTSERV[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UGA) by UGA.CC.UGA.EDU (LMail V1.2a/1.8a) with BSMTP id 5856; Mon, 6 Feb 1995 00:01:03 -0500 Date: Mon, 6 Feb 1995 00:01:00 -0500 Sender: American Dialect Society Reply-To: American Dialect Society From: Automatic digest processor Subject: ADS-L Digest - 4 Feb 1995 to 5 Feb 1995 To: Recipients of ADS-L digests Status: R There is one message totalling 21 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. cakewalk ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Sun, 5 Feb 1995 09:47:24 EST From: "Janet M. Fuller" Subject: cakewalk Although the cakewalk as kind of a musical chairs to win a cake is what I'm familiar with from my Minnesota childhood, I've also heard tell of a completely different kind of cakewalk, i.e. a dance competition. My only reference to that is from a book by Charles Chesnutt, a turn of the century African American writer (I believe it was 'The Marrow of Tradition') -- there's a rather important episode involving a cakewalk, which in this case was a dance competition among African Americans. Janet Fuller jmcfull[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]univscvm.csd.scarolina.edu