Date: Mon, 9 Oct 1995 12:52:58 -0400 From: Robert Swets Subject: Re: miscellany, lexical On Mon, 9 Oct 1995, Kathleen M. O'Neill wrote: > >Lastly, is the person who doesn't know what a hot dog "all the way" is for > >real? Is this an idiosyncracy or are there other wisconsinites with the same > >gap (bill?)? In Chile, if that's what you wanted, you ordered "un completo", > >which was amazing in its toppings, and very messy. My mouth is watering, let's > >not get back on junk food, please. (Ellen JOhnson, ejohnson[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] > > Terribly sorry, Ellen, but I never heard the term "all the way" used to > mean "with everything [on it]" until that posting. > I'm in Chicago, after all, and if ya want a hot dog here, ya better ask > for it "loaded" or "with the works," or even "with everything." Are you acquainted with Peter DeVries' short story, "Different Cultural Levels Eat Here"? It's in *No, but I Saw the Movie*. Worth a read, burger in hand. ******************************************************************************* __ __ | | | | | | | | ______| | | |______ (________) (________) COLOR ME ORANGE R. D. Swets bobbo[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] ******************************************************************************