Date: Fri, 28 Oct 1994 10:10:15 -0500 From: debaron[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UIUC.EDU Subject: Re: buggy vs. cart For some reason which is not clear to anybody I continually refer to the shopping vehicle in grocery stores as a "carriage." When people in the midwest questioned this I told them I assumed I learned it in NY, but on further checking no NYers I know use it, nor does anyone in my family from NY. So where did I get it? I always thought it must be an idiotisme (is that the word in French?) but this mention of calling it a "buggy" leads me to mention "carriage," in case anybody else has collected the term. Dennis (idiot savant) B -- Dennis Baron debaron[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] Department of English 217-333-2392 University of Illinois fax: 217-333-4321 608 South Wright Street Urbana, Illinois 61801