Date: Wed, 8 Mar 1995 14:57:50 EST
From: Larry Horn LHORN[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]YALEVM.CIS.YALE.EDU
Subject: Re: Has Went Down
(0n the officer who 'has went down' in Harvard--)
I heard and noticed that too. It was supposed to be a small town 30 miles
north of Chicago. Presumably the form would never have passed muster in the
OTHER Harvard. (The interview was on last night's CBS News.)
On the other topics, I've heard both 'helicopter' and 'whirlygig' for maple
seeds in the New York and Connecticut areas. And both 'pollywog' and 'tadpole'
--curiously, if I'm not mistaken, the two are distinguished in one context:
the Y's swimming program for kids has various proficiency ranks, with 'polly-
wogs' graduating to 'tadpoles'. I may not have that right, though.