terms for CA

Peter A. McGraw pmcgraw at LINFIELD.EDU
Fri Sep 1 15:49:16 UTC 2000

Do you mean terms for the state as a whole, or also terms for cities in
California--such as your example of "Tinseltown," which to my knowledge
refers only to Hollywood?

Peter Mc.

--On Fri, Sep 1, 2000 11:27 AM -0400 Elizabeth Phillips
<phille at NYTIMES.COM> wrote:

> I'm also looking for way of referring to California (such as "La-la land"
> or "Tinseltown") and the origins of such names. If you have useful
> information on this topic as well, I'd be very appreciative.
> Thanks,
> Elizabeth Phillips
> Research Assistant
> "On Language"

                               Peter A. McGraw
                   Linfield College   *   McMinnville, OR
                            pmcgraw at linfield.edu

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