Date: Thu, 23 May 1996 12:39:32 -0500 From: Natalie Maynor 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]