Date: Mon, 2 Oct 1995 18:37:49 -0400
From: "Christopher R. Coolidge" ccoolidg[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MOOSE.UVM.EDU
Subject: Re: downtown/inner city
In Burlington, VT, when we mean "we're going downtown" we say "we're going
downstreet." This came about because most of Burlington's population lives
off North Ave, the main drag to the north, or Shelburne Rd. to the south.
Hence the term downstreet is expedient, as well as true, unless you're a
UVM student, in which case the term would be "downhill," since UVM is up-
hill and east of downtown. However, the expected term hasn't caught on,
presumably because the students aren't around long enough.