Date: Tue, 8 Jul 1997 15:49:47 -0400 From: Brenda Lester Subject: Re: Hotlanta There was a club called "Hotlanta," a venue for loud rock and roll around 77 or 78; my memory is dim, of course. On Tue, 8 Jul 1997, Peter L. Patrick wrote: > I moved to Athens in 1974, and we used "Hotlanta" pretty freely, both > enviously (cause Athens was not) and also ironically, later when we > got all sophisticated. I agree with Bethany but also think it could be > pronounced without either "t" being realized as a /t/, something like: > glottal stop - schwa - L - ae - nasal flap - schwa > for the "Atlanta" regular version, and for "Hotlanta": > h - a - glottal stop - L - ae - nasal flap -schwa > I don't remember any special link with gay bars or discos, but do > remember the notion being linked with the Underground. I suggest > checking Creative Loafing or the earlier alternative rag Great > Speckled Bird, if anyone can find copies... > --peter patrick >