Date: Mon, 21 Nov 1994 10:21:00 -0600 From: "Timothy C. Frazer" 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.) Tim Frazer