Date: Mon, 31 Jan 1994 11:38:00 CST
From: "Tom M." TEM[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]KSUVM.BITNET
Subject: Re: ADS-L Digest - 26 Jan 1994 to 27 Jan 1994
About your query regarding people who wait on others in restaurants: In Manhat
tan, KS, as also in Topeka and Kansas City, I'm hearing SERVER more and more (f
or both of your test sentences)--the result, no doubt, of all the interest in P
C and bias-free language. We heard the same thing (SERVER) in the Black Hills
of South Dakota this past summer, too, and in northern New Mexico the year befo
re that. (In really cheap places, of course, like roadside diners, the person
who seats you usually says something like "Here's a menu; [NAME] will be right
with you"; and when the server arrives, he/she says, "Hi, my name is [_____].
Are you ready to order?"