"carmageddon" -- word of the weekend?

Jim Parish jparish at SIUE.EDU
Fri Jul 15 15:15:10 UTC 2011

Laurence Horn wrote:
> The oddest nomenclatural designation in the area for me was not “the
> n” for Interstate n, but the use of “the Southland” for the entire
> region (the L.A. Basin). When I arrived in 1966, I had no idea I had
> landed in the Southland…

Then there's Chicago. Shortly after beginning my graduate studies there,
I began hearing about "Chicagoland" - which is bad enough, but before I
finished people were using "the Chicagoland area"....

Jim Parish

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

More information about the Ads-l mailing list