Date: Fri, 2 Feb 1996 10:21:49 EST From: Oscar Southard Subject: Measures of quality For as long as I can remember, I have heard people use the phrase "Is the Cadillac of" to refer to a product of high quality (e.g. "Maytag is the Cadillac of washing machines"). The other night on a cooking show, though, the young male host said "This is the Mercedes of vegetable peelers" in describing the gadget with which he was peeling potatoes. Is that phrase in common usage? If so, is it a testimony to the decline of the American automobile industry? Just wondering. Regards, Bruce Bruce Southard English Department East Carolina University Greenville, NC 27858 ensoutha[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] 919-328-6676 919-328-4889 (FAX)