Date: Tue, 29 Oct 1996 08:47:16 CST
From: mpicone MPICONE[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UA1VM.UA.EDU
Subject: Re: A few questions from an interested student . . . -Reply
On Tue, 29 Oct 1996 07:40:46 -0500 M. Lynne Murphy said:
joan hall said:
With respect to terms for the strip of grass between the sidewalk and the
street, here are those collected by DARE in response to Qu. N44:
does "banquette" also mean "sidewalk" in new orleans? that's what i
thought it was.
I don't know about New Orleans usage, but I do know that the Cajun French
speakers use _banquette_ for sidewalk (maybe in Engish, too; I haven't
noticed). This is a very natural extention of usage for Continental French
_banquette_, which can mean a kind of pedestrian pathway along a canal or
road, harkening back to the lane atop a rampart.
University of Alabama
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