Date: Fri, 28 Oct 1994 08:43:32 EDT
From: DONNIE J GRAYSON djgray02[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MSUACAD.MOREHEAD-ST.EDU
Subject: buggy vs. cart
For over two and a half years combined I worked at two grocery stores, and observed customers intering the store and finding an instrument to push around the store to put foodstuffs in for purchase. The customers not only used
either "cart" or "buggy" for this shopping basket on wheels, but also the
employees of each store used only one of these terms by itself. For example,
in the first grocery store, this was a "cart" and only a "cart." But, in the
second grocery store, the word "buggy" was exclusively used.
These two grocery stores were seperated by only ten miles, but each had
differnt terminology for the same instrument. I want to know whether "cart"
or "buggy" are predominately southern, northern, or used interchangeably