End of ADS-L Digest - 17 Mar 1996 to 18 Mar 1996 ************************************************ There are 22 messages totalling 570 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. Grits (was Re: Clabber milk) 2. Thursday week (2) 3. Asian 4. English Dialect Information Exchange 5. Red eye gravy 6. AHD 2nd edition 7. Textbook Question (4) 8. may/might distinction (7) 9. may/might distinction (or *non*distinction) (2) 10. Bounced Mail 11. Say what? ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Mon, 18 Mar 1996 22:05:45 -0700 From: Rudy Troike Subject: Re: Grits (was Re: Clabber milk) I'm just back after a week of Spring Break, and working my way through an overdrawn computer account of 141 messages, mostly ADS-L, so pardon if this has already been pointed out. Raven McDavid used to speak with relish of having grits with red-eye gravy as the only true Southern way of serving it. Just by coincidence I was looking the word up today to see if it was by chance an Americanism, and found that although it is attested back to OE, the specific reference to hominy grits (for which Southern "grits" is a shortened form) is certainly a New World innovation. --Rudy Troike (rtroike[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ccit.arizona.edu)