Date: Mon, 21 Nov 1994 10:21:00 -0600

From: "Timothy C. Frazer" mftcf[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UXA.ECN.BGU.EDU

Subject: Re: s/sh, ethical dative, and songs

Wayne Glowka wrote:

The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down

I always sang "Till

Stoleman's cavalry came/ And tore up the tracks again."

OK, I thot Stillman. I wasn't far off.

By the way, what

does it mean "to drive old Dixie down"? And why are the bells ringing and

the people singing "Na, na, . . . "?

Obviously, what used to be called the Late Unpleasantness or the War for

Southern Indepenence. I guess (I guess Late Unpleasantness is an

archaism because the world has thot up so much more unpleasantness in the

century or so since it was in vogue, so that now you have to specify

which unpleasantness you mean.)

Tim Frazer