Date: Fri, 20 Sep 1996 09:52:31 -0400

From: Ron Butters RonButters[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM

Subject: American Speech&rat race

DBeach writes:

The term "rat race" first showed up in 1937 in a publication titled

_American Speech_ . . .

For those who may not be aware of it, AMERICAN SPEECH is the quarterly

journal of the American Dialect Society, the sponsoring organization for

ADS-L . Subscriptions are free with a membership to the American Dialect

Society, which is cheap. For further information, contact Allan Metcalf, the

executive secretary of ADS, at AAllan[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] .