End of ADS-L Digest - 5 Mar 1995 to 6 Mar 1995 ********************************************** There are 34 messages totalling 746 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. dare queries--maple seeds (3) 2. offal and pork tenderloin (2) 3. AWFUL OFFAL (2) 4. Re; British Plurals 5. loose meats, etc. 6. lowback merger 7. Loose Meat and Meat Skin (2) 8. Correction: Loose Meat and Meat Skin 9. subject blooper 10. Loose meats, etc. 11. barbecue vs. sloppy joe (3) 12. loose meat and vegans (3) 13. the Ozarks and other plurals 14. VBE and 60 Minutes (5) 15. sloppy Joes are alive and well in Utah (2) 16. dare queries--maple seeds 17. Iowa dialects and loose meat 18. vegetarian sloppy Joes 19. Conferencia Linguistica 20. DARE queries--maple seeds ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Tue, 7 Mar 1995 02:00:00 LCL From: "M. Lynne Murphy" <104LYN[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MUSE.ARTS.WITS.AC.ZA> Subject: dare queries--maple seeds i've been kinda out-of-it, and just got my issue of NADS, so excuse me if anyone else brought this up. the DARE queries asks for other terms for maple seeds (they have 'key'). we always called them "helicopters" in the finger lakes region of new york (1970s-1980s). this is obviously because when the seeds fall off the trees, they whirl about with the 'wings' acting like helicopter rotors. (the other thing we'd always do is split the seed-pod part open and stick them on our noses, since the insides are sticky. we looked like idiots, but i don't think there was a name for the practice.) lynne --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dr. M. Lynne Murphy 104lyn[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]muse.arts.wits.ac.za Department of Linguistics phone: 27(11)716-2340 University of the Witwatersrand fax: 27(11)716-8030 Johannesburg 2050 SOUTH AFRICA