Date: Mon, 2 Oct 1995 11:20:46 -0400
From: Wayne Glowka wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MAIL.GAC.PEACHNET.EDU
Subject: Re: downtown/inner city
When did "downtown" become "inner-city"?
As a child, I used to go downtown to the heart of Los Angeles. Now
it the inner-city.
utom[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]admn.712.nebo.edu
I used to go downtown in San Antonio; apparently, Petula Clark would have
done the same. In Milledgeville, we go downtown; but downtown is also a
euphemism for going to a bar downtown. Indeed, I am told that students
drive all the way from Alabama to enjoy our weekly, Thursday-night mardi
In Philadelphia in the mid-70s people went to center city. I imagine that
they still do.
"Inner-city" sounds like late 60s social activism at work.
Professor of English
Director of Research and Graduate Student Services
Milledgeville, GA 31061
wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]mail.gac.peachnet.edu