Date: Mon, 2 Oct 1995 18:37:49 -0400 From: "Christopher R. Coolidge" Subject: Re: downtown/inner city In Burlington, VT, when we mean "we're going downtown" we say "we're going downstreet." This came about because most of Burlington's population lives off North Ave, the main drag to the north, or Shelburne Rd. to the south. Hence the term downstreet is expedient, as well as true, unless you're a UVM student, in which case the term would be "downhill," since UVM is up- hill and east of downtown. However, the expected term hasn't caught on, presumably because the students aren't around long enough.