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 article:

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!"