Date: Wed, 7 Jun 1995 21:44:01 -0400

From: Virginia Clark vpclark[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MOOSE.UVM.EDU

Subject: Re: "over there" -- where?

If I think about this any more, I'll never be sure. My first

reaction is that I would use "over there" only for Europe and Asia (any

part). Mexico and Latin America for me are "down there" and Canada is "up

there." But cities or towns here in Vermont can be "over there."

I started with coastal New England (well, Boston); it's been inland

northern since then. But when I'm in London, people think I'm from Canada;

and only yesterday someone asked me if I was Irish.