End of ADS-L Digest - 14 Nov 1994 to 15 Nov 1994 ************************************************ There are 13 messages totalling 442 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. mayfly 2. On the other 86 (4) 3. "it's been a slice . . ." 4. Anyone familiar with the following expressions? 5. hope how soon ... (3) 6. WWW/Gopher/ftp 7. Blast from the Past 8. another source for 86? ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Wed, 16 Nov 1994 01:02:16 -0500 From: Mike Agnes Subject: mayfly Mark Ingram inquires: > Now what do you undertand by the term mayfly? DARE records "Canadian soldier" as a northern Ohio term for mayfly. Local informants here (mostly over 45) confirm they know the term but haven't seen need to use it in recent years. Our files contain citations dating from the 1970s and 1980s. But mayflies in northern Ohio have decreased remarkably in the past decade and a half, supposedly as the result of changing water conditions along Lake Erie's shores. Such changes are said to have begun reversing in the last few years, and an increase in the mayfly population has already been noticed, so maybe the current younger generation will have to "revive" the word. From elsewhere, see the following citation: "Except to fish and fishermen and Ephemerida of the opposite sex, the Green Bay fly or Canadian soldier or American soldier is an unmitigated pest. The town of Green Bay straddles the Fox River where it empties into the waters of Green Bay at its southernmost tip. The Green Bay fly breeds along the marshy shores of the bay. He is either too light or two lazy to fly against the wind but once in a while, not necessarily every summer, conditions are just right when a hatch comes on. Or just wrong from the Green Bay Sanitation Department's point of view." -- New York Times, 28 May 1979 Mike Agnes Internet: by971[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]cleveland.freenet.edu Bitnet: by971%cleveland.freenet.edu[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]cunyvm fax: 216 579 1255