Date: Thu, 4 Jan 1996 20:10:52 -0700


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.

Bill King

SLAT Program

University of Arizona