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.)