Date: Mon, 5 Feb 1996 06:47:33 -0800 From: SETH SKLAREY Subject: Re: citizens of? I often wondered if Paris natives realize that other folk consider them Parasites? People from Tampa, FL as Tampons; Seth Sklarey Wittgenstein School of the Unwritten Word Coconut Grove, FL crissiet[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] ============================= >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] > >