Date: Thu, 4 Jan 1996 20:10:52 -0700
From: William King WFKING[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CCIT.ARIZONA.EDU
Subject: Re: Sound change in progress or A New York Moment
When I worked at the Metropolitan Museum, employees referred to the north
and south wings facing 5th Ave. by street number. "Take this up to 84th"
meant "take it to the north end." On one hand, this was insider lingo,
but on the other, it was practical because many people are simply terrible
at orientation to direction when inside a large building. The reason
everyone knows where the streets are is that the employees enter from
the wings or the front.
I am also new on this list and need to know where to send fees for joining
ADS. I tried an email address in the Journal, but wound up getting in
touch with someone else.
University of Arizona