Date: Fri, 15 Mar 1996 12:04:16 -0500 From: Ronald Butters Subject: nonword words We published an article on "da-da-da-da-da-da"(= 'etcetera') a few years ago in AMERICAN SPEECH--I think the author was Dennis Baron. I can't give you the exact cite right now, but if you have trouble looking it up let me know. Ron Butters Professor of English, Duke University General Editor, American Dialectd Society Publications