Date: Mon, 6 Mar 1995 11:43:51 EST From: Beth Lee Simon Subject: Re: Iowa dialects and loose meat I've missed some of the discussion, so I apologize if this is a repeat. On one of the Roseanne segments, Roseanne's sister returns from a trip to Iowa, around Dubuque I think, and raves about a place that makes loose meat sandwiches, something unheard of in Roseanne's Illinois town. And on a later segment, Roseanne, the sister, and Dan go to the Iowa diner to try to figure out the recipe so that they can open a loose meat diner of their own in Illinois. I mention this because I am from Iowa, and never heard of loose meat. I assumed it was a joke made up for the show. I'm cIA and ceIA. I've checked with folks in csIA, and they don't know it. beth simon