Date: Tue, 10 Oct 1995 07:28:56 -0400

From: Seth Sklarey crissiet[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]IPOF.FLA.NET

Subject: Re: miscellany, lexical

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"


One of the reasons they are called roach coaches, aside from the obvious

is many had custom horns that playe, among other things, the Mexican song,

"La Cucaracha."

In South Florida we also call cockroaches palmetto bugs.

Seth Sklarey

Wittgenstein School of the Unwritten Word

Coconut Grove, FL,