[Ads-l] berm

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon May 2 15:38:24 UTC 2016


I think I reported that a large fraction of my intro ling students at the U. of Wisconsin-Madison who hailed from the state reported that they referred to that strip as a "berm".  I'd never encountered the term in New York, New England, or California before moving to Wisconsin in 1977.  I call it the strip of grass between the sidewalk and a street, but I concede that that's a description, not a name.

LH

> On May 2, 2016, at 1:11 PM, Joel Berson <berson at ATT.NET> wrote:
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> Aha!  The thing without a name!  (Didn't it puzzle many of us some time ago?  Or did someone say "berm" then?)
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> Joel
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>      From: Joan Hall <jdhall at WISC.EDU>
> To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU 
> Sent: Monday, May 2, 2016 12:21 PM
> Subject: [ADS-L] berm
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> DARE ... In the Great Lakes it also means the strip of grass between the sidewalk and the street. ...
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