Date: Fri, 6 Oct 1995 22:31:17 -0500

From: Charles F Juengling juen0001[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]GOLD.TC.UMN.EDU

Subject: Re: Lexical choice?

On Fri, 6 Oct 1995, Jenny Becker wrote:

On Thu, 5 Oct 1995, Kathleen M. O'Neill wrote:

That reminds me of the phrase my mother used to use for grocery shopping:


No one I know now uses this phrase.

Anyone heard it?

In my family, we say "grocery-shopping" or just use "going to the grocery

store" instead of "going shopping."

"Food-shopping" is the only phrase that we use in our family, and we do

it at the 'food-store'. 'Grocery' (When I ever do say it, it's

pronounced [gro-shur-ee]) sounds like something that my gramma would

say. Very outdated to me.


Jenny Becker