Date: Sat, 25 May 1996 10:08:20 -0500

From: Alicia Spiegel aspiegel[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]SIU.EDU

Subject: "took a shine to"

Dear ADS:

While listening to an 'infomercial' on the television regarding an

exercise machine for older persons, I heard an elderly gentleman say that

he "took a shine to exercising". I've only heard this once before in my

life. Any idea how this came about, and what it really means?


Alicia Spiegel (aspiegel[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]