Date: Fri, 28 Oct 1994 10:10:15 -0500


Subject: Re: buggy vs. cart

For some reason which is not clear to anybody I continually refer to the

shopping vehicle in grocery stores as a "carriage." When people in the

midwest questioned this I told them I assumed I learned it in NY, but on

further checking no NYers I know use it, nor does anyone in my family from

NY. So where did I get it? I always thought it must be an idiotisme (is

that the word in French?) but this mention of calling it a "buggy" leads me

to mention "carriage," in case anybody else has collected the term.

Dennis (idiot savant) B


Dennis Baron debaron[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]

Department of English 217-333-2392

University of Illinois fax: 217-333-4321

608 South Wright Street

Urbana, Illinois 61801