Date: Mon, 9 Oct 1995 13:57:31 -0500
From: EJOHNSON[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MSUVX2.MEMPHIS.EDU
Subject: Re: miscellany, lexical
Terribly sorry, Ellen, but I never heard the term "all the way" used to
mean "with everything [on it]" until that posting.
Interesting how some dialectal differences are still so surprising! I should
have known better, now that I think about it. I guess you guys are real, after
Here's one that's bound to produce variation: what do you call the carts that
sell junk food at construction sites? Are any of you acquainted with any
construction workers? In South Florida, they were called "roach coaches"; I
think I've also heard the relatively bland "lunch truck"