End of ADS-L Digest - 9 Nov 1994 to 10 Nov 1994 *********************************************** There are 14 messages totalling 300 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. Freeway names (5) 2. word geography (5) 3. Michael Miller 4. motivation for 'swan' 5. subscription 6. Eighty-six ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Thu, 10 Nov 1994 21:56:05 -0800 From: Roger Vanderveen 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!"