End of ADS-L Digest - 3 Mar 1995 to 4 Mar 1995 ********************************************** There are 14 messages totalling 271 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. Iowa dialects and loose meat (2) 2. subject blooper (7) 3. DARE Queries 4. second cousins 5. barbecue and pig-pickin's 6. LANGUAGE e-mail 7. Ozark(s) and other plural(s) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Sun, 5 Mar 1995 06:33:06 -0600 From: wachal robert s Subject: Iowa dialects and loose meat North of a Dubuque-Waterloo-Sioux City line (roughly Highway 20) is northern and sooth of it is north midland except for the triangle of Dubuque-Cedar rapids/Iowa City-Davenport, which is historically northern. Many folk along the southern border counties do have the pin/pen neutralization. Loosemeat sandwiches are called either 'sloppy joes' or 'maidrites', the latter a trade name of a chain of diners. I have casually observed this sandwich since I was a lad in the '30's in Omaha nebraska. Only Woolworths sold them and only at the root beer counter. They later graduated to Sunday night church suppers for teenagers, then in peoples home for large groups of teenagers, and finally as a home staple. Sometimes to meat is seasoned with a catsup like mixture. I don't know where the sanwich originated. Bob Wachal