End of ADS-L Digest - 8 May 1994 to 12 May 1994 *********************************************** There are 11 messages totalling 226 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. genitive in names of businesses (7) 2. peckerwood (2) 3. The text asnd beyond. 4. soda pop ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Thu, 12 May 1994 10:08:47 -0500 From: mftcf[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UXA.ECN.BGU.EDU Subject: Re: genitive in names of businesses In central Illinois, when business have singular name there is a tendency to render the name in the genitive. Hence: Eagle Supermarket -------> Eagle's John Deere & Co. -------> Deere's It doesnt seem remarkable when the business ends in a name to bewgin with, e.g. Kroger---> Kroger's. But "Eagle's" -- wel, its not the eagle's business. ZIs this everywhere, or is a regionalism? Tim