Date: Mon, 9 Oct 1995 15:56:56 -0400
From: Wayne Glowka wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MAIL.GAC.PEACHNET.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"
My brother in Texas calls them "roach coaches" too.
Professor of English
Director of Research and Graduate Student Services
Milledgeville, GA 31061
wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]mail.gac.peachnet.edu