Date: Tue, 6 Jan 1998 08:15:33 -0500

From: "Dennis R. Preston" preston[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]PILOT.MSU.EDU

Subject: Re: ADS Luncheon Uncovered


I'm not sure if I sent this message before;I meant to, but I'm in an e-mail

frenzy these days. Carol says we paid for the luncheon, but neither of us

wants the default.

Carol Preston - Cheddar Burger (medium rare)

Dennis Preston - Club Sandwich

See you soon,


At last, thanks to David Barnhart's pavement-pounding, we have a home for the

ADS Annual Luncheon 1:00-2:15 pm Saturday, January 10. The speaker will be

*William Labov* of the University of Pennsylvania. The place will be right

across the street from our hotel:

Houlihan's, 380 Lexington Ave. at 42nd Street.

For $25 inclusive (payable to American Dialect Society), you will get

- fresh garden salad with dressing

- choice of entree

- apple pie

- unlimited coffee, tea and soda.

You may also order other beverages from your server at additional cost.

Now here is the deal on the choice of entree. We are supposed to tell the

restaurant by *January 1* what our choice is. Naturally, not everyone will

have been able to choose by then. So I'm making item 6 (Chicken Florentine)

the default choice. But if you're going to the luncheon, and would like

something different, please let me know by January 1. (Some of you have

already paid. If not, you do not need to *pay* in advance, but advance

reservations would be helpful; and they will also guarantee you a place. Send

reservations and menu choices directly to me at AAllan[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]

Choice of entrees:

1. Grilled chicken breast with mashed potatoes and sugar snap peas

2. Cheddar burger with lettuce, tomato, shaved red onion and natural cut fries

3. Plaza Club: sliced turkey breast and ham with bacon, provolone, shredded

lettuce, tomato and mayo on freshly baked pan bread with natural cut fries

4. Chicken fingers with honey mustard dressing and natural cut fries

5. Chicken Caesar salad

6. Chicken Florentine: grilled chicken with Florentine sauce and vegetables.

See you there! - Allan Metcalf, ADS Executive Secretary

Dennis R. Preston

Department of Linguistics and Languages

Michigan State University

East Lansing MI 48824-1027 USA


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