End of ADS-L Digest - 18 Nov 1994 to 19 Nov 1994 ************************************************ There are 14 messages totalling 509 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. "ride the rodeo" (2) 2. Pigtails (2) 3. Recent Black English (5) 4. Anyone familiar with the following expressions? 5. afterthought on braids (2) 6. trizzle 7. stirring the fire ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Sun, 20 Nov 1994 00:29:39 EST From: Larry Horn Subject: Re: "ride the rodeo" In response to two points raised by Beth Simon: 1) Whether or not Judy Collins sings (as Beth claims) When he comes to call, my pa ain't got a good word to say, Guess it's cause he's just as wild as in his younger days, I wouldn't have so processed it because it's totally uninterpretable in this context, given that the he/his of the second line would have to be non-coreferential, which they really can't be ("You're just as wild as in my younger days"?) 2) I too have heard shtr- quite a bit in the New York area, and concurred with someone on some e-list (I thought it was ours, a few months ago, but maybe it was Linguist) that it's especially associated with Italian-Americans born in the 1950's (my citation was Mike Francesa on WFAN sports talk radio, along with others I now forget). Larry