Date: Fri, 28 Oct 1994 15:41:50 -0500
From: debaron[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UIUC.EDU
Subject: Re: buggy vs. cart
As soon as Dennis B. mentioned "carriage" I had an almost Proustian recall.
Yes, that was the word we used in New York in the '50's, although I should say
A word, since "shopping cart" (not, I think, reduced to "cart") was also
extant. Wow, "carriage"--that really takes me back.
I'm glad to know I didn't imagine carriage. My wife still thinks I made it
up, even when I read her Larry's reply. I grew up in NY in the 40s and 50s.
She's from Chicago, and we all know how impoverished their vocabulary is.
Dennis Baron debaron[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]uiuc.edu
Department of English 217-333-2392
University of Illinois fax: 217-333-4321
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Urbana, Illinois 61801