End of ADS-L Digest - 14 May 1994 to 15 May 1994 ************************************************ There are 7 messages totalling 162 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. genitive in names of businesses (3) 2. The text and beyond Cynthia. 3. Flower scent and dialect 4. pop -- aka "dope" in these parts (2) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Sun, 15 May 1994 23:16:22 -0700 From: Rudy Troike Subject: Re: genitive in names of businesses Nor, Dennis (B.), is May's True Value, as of my last visit two years ago, in which I came away grieving the loss (unless they have simply relocated to another part of town). But that was the name, and the Mays a valued family to their many customers. (The nor in response to "Gimbels is no more", in case anyone missed the antecedent.) I'll have to scope out the local scene. I think Walmart (recently arrived, and hence not part of the folk-reference), is simply Walmart. But we do have Carl's Jr. (hamburger chain, for all you non-Californians), again the official title. Personally, I've often shopped at Safeway, never at Safeway's. --Rudy Troike (rtroike[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ccit.arizona.edu) P.S. A reminder, for the benefit of those who log messages: please include your name and e-mail address at the END of messages. It takes space to log the whole header, and time to edit out the junk to save the name. We all know right now who the person is who signs the message, but will we be able to reconstruct that a year from now?