Date: Wed, 30 Nov 1994 10:32:06 -0800
From: Birrell Walsh birrell[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]WELL.SF.CA.US
Subject: Re: 'the' in place names (Kaye)
Vicki Rosenzweig's New York report made me think of the names of San
The Western Addition
Bayview and the Bayview are both heard,
as are South of Market and the South of Market. The former is older;
when it was a largely Irish neighborhood it was called South of the Slot
because there was a cable-car (with a slot to grip the cable) running on
These usages are pretty close to universal. I have been here since 1966,
and I think they have held constant over that time.
I don't see a pattern in these, myself; but anyone who said the wrong
form would be marked as an auslander.