End of ADS-L Digest - 27 Jan 1994 to 28 Jan 1994 ************************************************ There are 8 messages totalling 147 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. 2. waiter/waitress 3. ADS-L Digest - 27 Jan 1994 to 28 Jan 1994 (5) 4. Stereotyping of Accent on Film/TV ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Sat, 29 Jan 1994 02:04:22 CST From: "Donald M. Lance" Subject: In addition to the Latin sentence, "Been there. Done that" MAY be related to popular use that may be regional. A graduate student of mine would drive her housmates and friends crazy when she would finish a task, large or small, and say "Did that" as she filed the paper or threw away scratch paper used in performing the task -- or when she got a pie ready to go into the oven or took the pie out and prepared it for serving. Just a wild speculation on my part, but it's possible that Kathy isn't alone in her usage. She grew up in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, which has a rather strong Southern cultural base. DMLance