End of ADS-L Digest - 28 Feb 1995 to 1 Mar 1995 *********************************************** There are 12 messages totalling 271 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. "little" and "jr" (9) 2. Fr. Tit-, Baby (cf. Little, Jr., II) 3. Free books on writing 4. RE>Free books on writing ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Thu, 2 Mar 1995 07:46:00 EST From: "Dennis.Preston" <22709MGR[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MSU.EDU> Subject: Re: "little" and "jr" Where I grew up (around Louisville KY in the 40's and 50's, 'little' was a very common tag for a child (or other younger relative of) a person whose habits, looks, or characteristics were very much like that of the elder. My bother (Donald) was often called 'Little Andy' (after my father Andrew) because he walked, spoke, or in general acted like him. It was especially odd, perhaps, since I looked exactly like my father (and my brother didn't), bnut the other behavioral characteristics were the ones that one out in getting the 'Little Andy' moniker. I take this practice (which I have certainly noticed outside the single example I give above) to be obviously related to the incidental uses of such things as 'She's a little Shakespeare' (or 'Mozart,' or 'Newt,' or whatever). By the way, such uses were, in my experiences, not family uses but friends of family. Dennis Preston <22709mgr[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]msu.edu> Changing to the clumsy, slow