Mine Run, So. Ill. Ran

Dennis R. Preston preston at PILOT.MSU.EDU
Sun Mar 24 14:18:42 UTC 2002

Well, the story of why the Salukis are the Salukis was given on TV
the other night. Didn't that reference to "Little Egypt" get yalls
lexico-etymological juices flowing?


>At 9:32 PM -0500 3/23/02, Alice Faber wrote:
>>Laurence Horn said:
>>>At 3:48 AM -0500 3/23/02, Douglas Bigham wrote:
>>>>I've shed my silent tear already.
>>>>Douglas S. Bigham
>>>>Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
>>>and for every such tear of resignation, silent or otherwise, from
>>>Salukiland, there's a tear of relief from your ADS-L mates here in
>>>UConn country
>>>larry (and alice?)
>>And Alice...though I do have a tendency never to root for teams at
>>institutions I've taught at. On the other hand, a 36-0 record is nothing to
>>sneeze at.
>>Or did you mean the *other* UCONN team?
>Both of them, but the party line is that the women's team wouldn't
>even THINK of putting us in a situation where we'd need to feel
>relief at a victory.  (It was pretty close there for a while today,
>though.)  OK, off-topic.  We promise to root with our keyboards off,
>unless there's an interesting locution to bring up.

Dennis R. Preston
Professor of Linguistics
Department of Linguistics and Languages
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Michigan State University
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