Next store

Rudolph C Troike rtroike at U.ARIZONA.EDU
Mon Jul 1 05:13:16 UTC 2002

        Additional evidence:


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Date: Sun, 30 Jun 2002 20:49:24 -0700
From: Robert Houston <houston at>
To: Rudolph C Troike <rtroike at U.Arizona.EDU>
Subject: Re: Next store

Dear Rudy,

         Further corroboration: my father-in-law, a native Brooklynite who
is visiting us at the moment, remembers "next store" being so common in his
1920s and 30s boyhood that his English teacher at James Madison High felt
compelled to run a drill to get students to write "next door" instead.


Robert Houston
Dept. of English/Creative Writing Program
The University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ 85721

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