Date: Thu, 7 Mar 1996 14:14:26 EST From: David Bergdahl Subject: Re: Inter-variety miscommunication From: NAME: David Bergdahl FUNC: English TEL: (614) 593-2783 To: MX%"ADS-L[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]"[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]OUVAX[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MRGATE[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]OUVAX On inter-variety miscommunication: When I visited Athens, OH from Syracuse, NY with my wife and child to find housing Easter week 1968, it was a warm 60ish day and at the OU Inn where we were having dinner, my wife and I ordered two planters' punches. They came without straws. I went to the bar and asked for two straws for our drinks and the bartender said he couldn't give 'em to me, but our waitress did. After finally finding the waitress and explaining our difficulty, she returned with two bottles of Stroh's beer!. (Athens has low back vowel mergers and coming from L.I. I don't) BERGDAHL[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]OUVAXA.CATS.OHIOU.EDU David Bergdahl Ohio University/Athens "Where Appalachia meets the Midwest"--Anya Briggs