Date: Mon, 30 Sep 1996 23:58:14 -0500 From: Cynthia Bernstein bernscy[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MAIL.AUBURN.EDU Subject: oppies This is from page B1 of the Wall Street Journal, Monday, 9/30/96: "Material status symbols aren't about to disappear. They have simply changed as yuppies became oppies (that's older professional parents)." Is that usage widespread? Cynthia Bernstein Dept. of English Auburn University, AL 36849-5203