Date: Thu, 23 May 1996 12:39:32 -0500

From: Natalie Maynor maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]RA.MSSTATE.EDU

Subject: Re: "straight drive"

The first term I ever knew for a manual transmission, long before I had

ever heard "manual transmission," was "straight shift." I don't think I

ever heard "straight drive," however. The normal term in Mississippi in

the '50s was "straight shift."

--Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]