Icebox lives on

Dave Wilton dave at WILTON.NET
Fri Dec 6 22:24:36 UTC 2002

> Now for one that I am unsure of.  Growing up in Kentucky, I
> was used to hearing asphalt (on a roadway) referred to as
> "blacktop".  I haven''t heard "blacktop" in years.  Was it
> a regionalism?  Or was it a victim of technological change,
> as there no longer is any great supply of gravel or dirt
> roads left to be "blacktopped"?

The term wasn't limited to Kentucky. I recall it growing up in southern New
Jersey. I also haven't heard it for years, but I don't know whether that is
because the term is fading or because I just haven't noticed its use.

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