Date: Wed, 22 May 1996 18:20:04 -0400

From: Kathy Burns burns[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CYC.COM

Subject: "straight drive"

Dear ADS-listers,

My brother and his girlfriend were visiting this weekend, and she told

me that she was sick of "straight drive" and wanted her next car to be

an automatic. I have never heard this term used to mean standard or

manual transmission. Are any of you familiar with this usage? My

brother's girlfriend is in her 20's and grew up in NW South Carolina

(the Uplands or Upcountry or whatever it's called).


Kathy Burns