July 1 - 5 ************************ Subject: ADS-L Digest - 30 Jun 1997 to 1 Jul 1997 There are 7 messages totalling 137 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. Ozark Folk, the Clean Air Act, and Pollution Credits (2) 2. Ozark, hillbilly 3. How plausible is this speculation? (2) 4. Agita 5. Drop the Big One [was: Re: MIKE TYSON SPECIAL: Bite ] ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Mon, 30 Jun 1997 22:17:39 -0600 From: "Donald M. Lance" Subject: Re: Ozark Folk, the Clean Air Act, and Pollution Credits There are two terms: Ozarker and Ozarkian. Old-timers use Ozarker, but some think Ozarkian is a better term. I suspect these usages parallel Arkansawyer and Arkansan, but haven't checked that out. That is, those who use -er on one term use it on the other too. Some immigrants to the region, as well as younger natives, think the "correct" attributive form should have an -s, as in "Ozarks environment" as opposed to "Ozark environment." The original term at the beginning of the 19th century was "the Ozark." Because people now refer to "the Ozarks," younger Ozarkers' Sprachgefuel calls for the "plural" form for this genitive-like modifier. The attributive form in all official place names is -s-less: Ozark Mountains, Ozark National Forest, etc., but times and "the language" have changed. Yes, apostrophes get thrown in willy-nilly on signs in the area: "Ozark's Plumbing."