Hair cutting places

Beverly Flanigan flanigan at OAK.CATS.OHIOU.EDU
Fri Aug 11 21:54:13 UTC 2000

And "Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow."

At 05:43 PM 7/19/00 -0600, you wrote:
>In Minnesota, at least in my experience, "barber shop" has been "the
>haircutting place for
>men," and "beauty shop" has been "the haircutting place for women."
>"Beauty shop" seems to be
>getting usurped by "salon," and "salon" is becoming "the unisex
>haircutting place," which I
>think was already suggested. The haircutting chains in Minnesota are
>definitely unisex.
>(Incidentally, how about those "haircutting-place" names, eh? For
>instance: "Sail on into
>Linda's Hair Port," "Hair-itage," and (my personal favorite) "Language of
>unemployed linguists could take up work in "hair as a second language.")
>Anna Fellegy

Beverly Olson Flanigan         Department of Linguistics
Ohio University                     Athens, OH  45701
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