Bubbler [Was Re: I'm looking for a booklet]

Thu Jan 27 13:55:57 UTC 2000

I used _bubbler_ regularly as a child in SE Michigan, S of Detroit, and I also heard it N of Flint from local natives.  That was in the late 40s and early 50s.  Then I went to high school in Milwaukee, where, of course, I still ran into it.

Herb Stahlke

>>> nee1 at MIDWAY.UCHICAGO.EDU 01/26/00 10:30PM >>>
I first met _bubbler_ for 'water fountain' when I moved from Ohio to
Andover, MA in 1969 (that's in Eastern MA). I nver heard it again, until I
went to Milwaukee in 1982 for graduate school. I have now lived in Chicago
for 15+ years and have never heard it here.

Barbara Need
University of Chicago--Linguistics

>And what is the range of the word "bubbler" for "water fountain"?
>My kids (in Eastern Massachusetts) use it, though I never did growing up in
>Albany, NY.
>Yet I hear that it's used in the mid-west too.  Maybe a youthful upstart all
>Joe Pickett
>Executive Editor
>Houghton Mifflin Company

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