Date: Tue, 31 May 1994 00:03:38 CST From: Luanne von Schneidemesser Subject: truce terms Truce terms I happen to have been looking at recently in DARE's database. The most frequent term, 332 informants, is time out, which while scattered throughout most of the country is most frequent east of the Mississippi River. Complementing this is the next most frequent response, 265 informants, king's ex, a beautiful map which will appear in vol. 3, showing responses in Ohio, Illinois, the Mississippi Valley, and west of this -- the Atlantic coast is almost completely without this response. The next most frequent responses are time (83), times out (56), times (53), king's (23), and free (11). Interestingly, my children, aged 10 and 12, use a term not given by DARE informants, namely T's. So my question is, is use of the responses given by DARE informants changing? How about other children you know -- do they fit in to the above? I might add that my kids thought king's ex, the term I grew up with in Kansas which they had never heard until I used it about a year ago, was hilarious!! Luanne Luanne von Schneidemesser, 608-263-2748 DARE, 6129 Helen C. White Hall, 600 North Park, Madison, WI 53706