Date: Sat, 26 Oct 1996 15:45:34 EDT

From: bruce taylor 76504.1330[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]COMPUSERVE.COM

Subject: A few questions from an interested student . . .

I am a student at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. I'm currently taking

a course called History of the English Language which is taught by Miss Duckert,

an ADS member. I disovered your listserv address while reading through some ADS

Newsletters in the library. I have a few questions that I'm hoping I can get a

little input on from listmembers.

1) Has anyone heard the word "lowery" used to mean lurking, dark and

sinister (as in 'a lowery sky' before a storm)

2) Where you live, what do you call the strip of land between the

sidewalk and the street, if anything?

3) Does ADS have a webpage or list of FAQ's somewhere that might be

useful to me? Also, any suggestions regarding other lists/webpages that

deal with dialect or words in general?

I'd appreciate any input or suggestions I could get on the questions above.


Christine Palmer Taylor, Univ. of Mass.-Amherst,