Date: Tue, 28 Mar 1995 15:58:41 CST
From: "Donald M. Lance" ENGDL[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MIZZOU1.BITNET
Subject: Re: Gesundheit!
I'm tempted to categorize items like "Gezundheit" as something other
than dialect per se. It's part of "manners" and thus subject to trend
shifts that are only partly linguistic. But every social trend has a
large language component, doesn't it. This question raises lots of
interesting side questions.
A side comment on another thread from this List:
Yesterday we found out from the OJ trial that 'upset' is another
word without a specific referent.