End of ADS-L Digest - 11 Mar 1995 to 12 Mar 1995 ************************************************ There are 20 messages totalling 441 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. Ar-Kansas 2. Sam Hill (8) 3. mistaken message 4. Has Went Down (2) 5. One Week to December (2) 6. language and Society course (2) 7. Expletive origin 8. Loose meat was in Milwaukee 9. Salty dog? (2) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Mon, 13 Mar 1995 00:48:59 CST From: "Donald M. Lance" Subject: Re: Ar-Kansas Arkansawyers speak of the Arkansaw River, though Arkansans might hesitate. Kansans refer to the ArKANsas River, as well as to the town of ArKANsas City KS, of course. Will Clinton change his pronunciation to Dole's? Marquette started it all by writing "AKANSEA" beside some symbols representing teepees opposite the mouth of the Arkansas River. This is another case of the French tendency to add -s when referring to groups of people, the -s then being retained. An -r- intruded too. Marquette went down the Mississippi (which he called the Conception) to the mouth of the Arkansas in 1673. He entered the Mississippi via the Wisconsin R but returned to Lac des Ilinois (Lake Michigan ) via the Illinois R. DMLance