End of ADS-L Digest - 22 May 1996 to 23 May 1996 ************************************************ There are 8 messages totalling 215 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. "straight drive" 2. inservice v.t. (4) 3. "I was about to say" (3) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Fri, 24 May 1996 03:27:47 -0400 From: Bob Haas Subject: Re: "straight drive" Kathy, I grew up in the Blue Ridge Mountains of NC, and have always heard a manual transmission referred to as a "straight transmission," or oftentimes simply "a straight," e.g., "What kinda transmission you got in that car?" "A straight." "Straight drive" works just as well. Bob Haas UNCG Department of English rahaas[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]hamlet.uncg.edu