End of ADS-L Digest - 21 Feb 1996 to 22 Feb 1996 ************************************************ There are 5 messages totalling 114 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. Monkey Wards and Kame-apart -Reply (2) 2. Risin' = boil (n.) 3. subscribe 4. K-Marche ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Fri, 23 Feb 1996 03:55:50 -0500 From: "M. Lynne Murphy" <104LYN[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MUSE.ARTS.WITS.AC.ZA> Subject: Re: Monkey Wards and Kame-apart -Reply > I have seen a couple of comments about Target as being "a high-class place > to shop." I considered these comments to be litotes, or at least > ironic. The Target stores here are the same as K-mart, so the > frenchification of the name has always been taken to be humorous around > here. The high school kids who can't find sloppy enough clothes while > "thrifting", i.e. haunting thrift shops, buy cheap baggy things at > Target or K-Mart. Is Target REALLY tonier than K-Mart in other regions? the use of the french pronunciation is definitely ironic, but i do think target is slightly nicer than k-mart. i think this impression comes from the fact that target stores (being part of a newer chain, as far as i know) are usually in newer buildings in more recently developed parts of town. and, being newer, their store fixtures, shopping carts, etc. are also newer, and so seem nicer. i think these facts combined make me more likely to look for clothes at target than at k-mart. thriftily, lynne --------------------------------------------------------------------- M. Lynne Murphy 104lyn[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]muse.arts.wits.ac.za Department of Linguistics phone: 27(11)716-2340 University of the Witwatersrand fax: 27(11)716-8030 Johannesburg 2050 SOUTH AFRICA