Date: Mon, 9 Oct 1995 15:56:56 -0400 From: Wayne Glowka Subject: Re: miscellany, lexical >>> Terribly sorry, Ellen, but I never heard the term "all the way" used to >>> mean "with everything [on it]" until that posting. > >Interesting how some dialectal differences are still so surprising! I should >have known better, now that I think about it. I guess you guys are real, after >all. > >Here's one that's bound to produce variation: what do you call the carts that >sell junk food at construction sites? Are any of you acquainted with any >construction workers? In South Florida, they were called "roach coaches"; I >think I've also heard the relatively bland "lunch truck" > >Ellen My brother in Texas calls them "roach coaches" too. Wayne Glowka Professor of English Director of Research and Graduate Student Services Georgia College Milledgeville, GA 31061 912-453-4222 wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]