Date: Tue, 31 May 1994 00:03:38 CST
From: Luanne von Schneidemesser lvonschn[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]FACSTAFF.WISC.EDU
Subject: truce terms
Truce terms I happen to have been looking at recently in DARE's
database. The most frequent term, 332 informants, is time out,
which while scattered throughout most of the country is most
frequent east of the Mississippi River. Complementing this is
the next most frequent response, 265 informants, king's ex, a
beautiful map which will appear in vol. 3, showing responses in
Ohio, Illinois, the Mississippi Valley, and west of this -- the
Atlantic coast is almost completely without this response. The
next most frequent responses are time (83), times out (56), times
(53), king's (23), and free (11).
Interestingly, my children, aged 10 and 12, use a term not given
by DARE informants, namely T's. So my question is, is use of the
responses given by DARE informants changing? How about other
children you know -- do they fit in to the above?
I might add that my kids thought king's ex, the term I grew up
with in Kansas which they had never heard until I used it about a
year ago, was hilarious!!
Luanne von Schneidemesser, 608-263-2748
DARE, 6129 Helen C. White Hall, 600 North Park, Madison, WI 53706