Date: Wed, 30 Nov 1994 17:52:20 -0800 From: "Alan S. Kaye" Subject: Re: 'the' in place names (Kaye) Re names and numbers for freeways: Ron Rabin's point is that numbers replaced names. Not so. The 10 is still the San Bernardino Fwy; the 91 is still the Riverside Fwy. These are, I think, sociolectical variants (try to prove it!), or at least, free variants. I can say: I took the 10 home. Yet I cannot say: I took the 80 home. Or: I took the 40 home. So much for the disisible by 10 theory. The names are still very, very common (for some people much more used than numbers). Alan Kaye akaye[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]