Date: Mon, 9 Oct 1995 10:34:11 -0500

From: "Kathleen M. O'Neill" koneil1[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UIC.EDU

Subject: Re: miscellany, lexical

Lastly, is the person who doesn't know what a hot dog "all the way" is for

real? Is this an idiosyncracy or are there other wisconsinites with the same

gap (bill?)? In Chile, if that's what you wanted, you ordered "un completo",

which was amazing in its toppings, and very messy. My mouth is watering, let's

not get back on junk food, please.

Ellen JOhnson

Univ. of Memphis (native of Atlanta)


Terribly sorry, Ellen, but I never heard the term "all the way" used to

mean "with everything [on it]" until that posting.

I'm in Chicago, after all, and if ya want a hot dog here, ya better ask

for it "loaded" or "with the works," or even "with everything."