Date: Tue, 29 Oct 1996 11:04:34 -0600

From: Natalie Maynor maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]RA.MSSTATE.EDU

Subject: Re: lowery, grass strip, etc

I have no word for the strip of grass beside the sidewalk. There

weren't many sidewalks in the suburbs of Atlanta where I grew up in

I've often wondered when hearing people discuss terms for this

grassy strip why I don't have any name for it and don't remember

ever hearing anybody else call it anything. Ellen's posting made

me wonder if maybe this is significant in itself -- maybe Southerners

or at least Southerners who grew up in cities form a sort of "zero

isogloss" in not having a term? Or maybe my reason for not having

one is like Ellen's -- there weren't many sidewalks in north Jackson.

--Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]