End of ADS-L Digest - 18 Jul 1995 to 19 Jul 1995 ************************************************ There are 8 messages totalling 249 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. "at the end of the day" (4) 2. ? Regionalism: "Put up," "Up" (fwd) 3. M. A. Programs in English 4. End of the day 5. At the end of the day... ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Thu, 20 Jul 1995 09:54:28 PDT From: tom creswell Subject: Re: "at the end of the day" Alan, The opening words of a song somewhat popular in the thirties and sung as a theme song fby Dolly Dawn, who fronted a dance band called "The Dawn Patrol (shades of WWI), which used to perform high atop the Hotel Buffalo in Buffalo New York in those times are as follows: "My Cabin of Dreams"- At the end of the day, With my heart feeling gay, I start wending my way To my cabin of dreams. I don't know why the use has increased in the nineties, but obviously the phrase is long embedded in American English. Tom Creswell--------------Original Message--------------- A Capitol Bureau reporter for the St Petersburg (Florida) Times wants to know why "at the end of the day" has become a popular spin phrase in politics (and else where). He has searched leading newspapers and finds more than double the citations from 1991 to 1994. I said I'd ask around and see what y'all have to say about it. I will report back to him, but if any of you care to get in touch directly, he's Bill Moss and his number is 904-224-7263. Thanks - Allan Metcalf ----------End of Original Message----------