End of ADS-L Digest - 3 Feb 1996 to 4 Feb 1996 ********************************************** There are 9 messages totalling 326 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. Urbana-Champaign 2. The skinny on PROVE, thanks to my colleague Carl Berkhout (2) 3. citizens of? 4. knife & fork 5. Fwd: Re(2): The skinny on PROVE, thanks to my colleague Carl Berkhout 6. Sears & Roebuck; Montgomery Ward 7. LEX-CALENDAR 8. word of the year list ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Mon, 5 Feb 1996 00:58:46 -0700 From: Rudy Troike Subject: Re: Urbana-Champaign Dennis-- I did not mention it, but Muriel and I lived in Urbana, too (since we still own our house there, we are at least still taxpayers). Ron Cowan also lives in Urbana, as do C. C. Cheng and Eyamba Bokamba. You did not mention on which side of the great divide you live. On a different tack, Allan Walker Read was doing a paper a few years ago on names for people from various places, and contacted me to find out what the local nomenclature was there (here in Tucson, for example, one sees "Tucsonans" mentioned frequently in the newspaper, as "Chicagoans" are in Chicago). I informally surveyed a number of long-time residents and natives, and even put in a letter to the editor soliciting information, but no one had a name for a person from either community, or even seemed to feel a lexical gap. --Rudy Troike (rtroike[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ccit.arizona.edu)