Date: Fri, 28 Oct 1994 12:44:28 -0400
From: Allan Denchfield dench[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CAMBRIDGE.VILLAGE.COM
Subject: Re: buggy vs. cart
As one who bagged groceries for Coral Gables shoppers back in the early
sixties, I recall 'cart', 'carriage', 'basket' and 'wagon' all sometimes
following 'shopping-'. When the little baby seat was installed to these
contraptions it was easy to call it a 'carriage' (as in 'baby carriage').
The managers often called them 'carts', though the customers called them
'baskets'. There are, of course, both the hand-held and the rolling
variety of shopping baskets.
-AOBD (who transported bags, bundles, satchels, goods, groceries,
purchases, and shoppings to customers' autos - celebrating all the
while the inherent dignity of manual work)