Date: Wed, 22 Feb 1995 12:41:35 +0500 From: Wayne Glowka Subject: DARE Queries in NADS 27.1 LEFT--as in "I got bus-left." I've heard this expression in Milledgeville in something like "After we got bus-left, the principal had to come pick us up." LITTLE--meaning junior, son, etc. I have a friend from Dublin, GA, with a name that he doesn't like, a name he shares with his father and also his grandfather, I believe. At any rate, my friend goes by a nickname, "Rock"; when he is queried about his father's name he always jokes: "Well, he's Big Rock, and I'm Little Rock." The announcement is followed by laughter and a change of subject. PACK, PACKINGHAM--liquor made from molasses. In the Milledgeville area, a liquor store is called a PACKAGE store. I have asked people why it is so called, but all I get is guesses about the need to put liquor in a package before it can be taken out of the store. In regard to this concern, I remember the look of horror when I insisted on walking out the Piggly Wiggly with a naked twelve pack. However, I wonder if PACKAGE is somehow related to this PACK. Wayne Glowka Professor of English Director of Research and Graduate Student Services Georgia College Milledgeville, GA 31061 912-453-4222 wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] BITNET Address: Wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]USCN