Date: Tue, 21 Nov 1995 10:22:24 -0500 From: "Bethany Dumas, UTK" Subject: dorm Wayne's response to my question about correcting "dorm" to "residence hall raises fascinating issues. Wayne said: " ... students are told that they live in residence halls, not dorms. Dorms are places that don't matter to the people. ... " I just checked my online AHD and discovered the ff: dormitory 1. A room providing sleeping quarters for a number of persons. 2. A building for housing a number of persons, as at a school or resort. 3. A residential community whose inhabitants commute to a nearby metropolis for employment and recreation. A residential hall IS a dorm. Even our elected officials have the good sense to consult a dictionary when they cannot decide whether "will" and "shall" are sometimes interchangeable (see p. 1 of the NYTimes yesterday). What nonsense! Bethany dumasb[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]