End of ADS-L Digest - 22 Mar 1995 to 23 Mar 1995 ************************************************ There are 8 messages totalling 124 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. Picayune (3) 2. Grammar book 3. new count noun 4. picayune 5. Grammar Books 6. Place names ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Fri, 24 Mar 1995 05:14:38 -0600 From: Natalie Maynor Subject: Re: Picayune > anyone as much as it does me? I've known the word, in the meaning "petty, > nit-picking," at least since my undergrad days in Ohio. Is it regional? > Generational? Is there anyone on this list who hasn't heard it? Maybe generational, but apparently not regional. I've known the word all my life, most of which has been lived in Mississippi. --Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ra.msstate.edu)