Date: Mon, 29 Jan 1996 07:44:55 -0800 From: Sylvia Swift Subject: Re: carried my cousin to the store my middle tennessee relatives (the older generations, anyway) use "carry" to mean to conduct or lead a person by vehicle (salikoko's terser "drive a person") and "tote" to mean to transport by hand. thus, we carried her to clarksville to see the doctor, he toted those books to school for me. this distinction helped me when i first encountered russian verbs of motion, which involve similar logical hierarchies. carry me back to old virginie . . . . sylvia swift madonna[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]