Date: Thu, 10 Nov 1994 21:56:05 -0800
From: Roger Vanderveen rvander[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ICHIPS.INTEL.COM
Subject: Re: Freeway names
Being new, I know not whether you have discussed the major NoCAL vs SoCAL
dialectal distinction I've noticed -- re: how freeways are referred to.
In Southern California it's always: you take *the* 101 to *the* 405...,
whereas in Northern California you take 101 to 680. Since I was raised in
Yes, but there are some roads in the Bay Area which are often referred to with
the Montague (or, Montague Expressway)
NEVER "the San Tomas", but sometimes "the Lawrence Expressway."
Sometimes "the Nimitz" or "the Bayshore" but never "the 880" or "the 101."
And 680; does anyone even know what the Sinclair Freeway is?
And the one I detest the most: "THE El Camino!"