Date: Sat, 3 Feb 1996 19:26:27 -0500 From: "M. Lynne Murphy" <104LYN[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MUSE.ARTS.WITS.AC.ZA> Subject: socks and shoes "socks and shoes" is not (exclusively, at least) british--that's what we say in my part of new york state. do people really say "i'm going to put on my shoes and socks?" sounds rather uncomfortable. all the conjunction rules have failed to explain to me why we have the twin cities of champaign-urbana, illinois, wherein there is the university of illinois at urbana-champaign. lynne m. --------------------------------------------------------------------- M. Lynne Murphy 104lyn[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] Department of Linguistics phone: 27(11)716-2340 University of the Witwatersrand fax: 27(11)716-8030 Johannesburg 2050 SOUTH AFRICA