Date: Fri, 15 Mar 1996 12:04:16 -0500

From: Ronald Butters amspeech[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ACPUB.DUKE.EDU

Subject: nonword words

We published an article on "da-da-da-da-da-da"(= 'etcetera') a few years

ago in

AMERICAN SPEECH--I think the author was Dennis Baron. I can't give you

the exact cite right now, but if you have trouble looking it up let me know.

Ron Butters

Professor of English, Duke University

General Editor, American Dialectd Society Publications