End of ADS-L Digest - 26 Jan 1994 to 27 Jan 1994 ************************************************ There are 8 messages totalling 169 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. waiter/waitress (4) 2. TV and dialect diversity 3. 4. been 5. regional business names (fwd) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Thu, 27 Jan 1994 22:18:11 -0700 From: Rudy Troike Subject: Re: waiter/waitress Don, In Tucson, my impression is that a no-naming strategy is used in many cases (I don't usually eat in such fancy places, though), by saying "The person serving you this evening will be Cindy", and Hello, my name is Cindy, and I will be serving/waiting on you(/your table) this evening." This in itself, of course, is sociolinguistically interesting. Rudy