End of ADS-L Digest - 3 Jul 1997 to 4 Jul 1997 ********************************************** Subject: ADS-L Digest - 4 Jul 1997 to 5 Jul 1997 There are 5 messages totalling 85 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. Hotlanta (4) 2. Pron Atlanta/Hotlanta ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Sat, 5 Jul 1997 00:33:04 -0400 From: "Barry A. Popik" Subject: Hotlanta "Hotlanta" is catching on as the nickname for Atlanta. Last summer, I heard it used often during the Olympics. It's not in any of the books I have, such as Paul Dickson's WHAT'S IN A NAME? (1996) or Michael D. Shook's horrible BY ANY OTHER NAME (1994). Did it originate with the Hotlanta River Expo (HRE), which was started in 1978 when 300 gay men floated down the Chattahoochie River? The HRE is August 7-10 this year, and it's gotten much larger. See their website at http://www.mindspring.com/~hotlanta/ourstory.htm. Anybody know of any earlier "Hotlanta" than 1978?