Luggage and Baggage

Barnhart barnhart at HIGHLANDS.COM
Thu Dec 16 12:56:54 UTC 2004

A different result is found in the Brown Count:

baggage 4-03-003
luggage 10-06-006

Granted that this is from a publication that appeared in 1967.  Other
sources may contradict this.

On another note, what is the modifier for Kwanzaa?  Or is there one?

Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah and ____ Kwanzaa.  (Did I leave anybody



barnhart at

American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU> on Thursday, December
16, 2004 at 4:36 AM -0500 wrote:
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>Sender:       American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
>Poster:       Benjamin Barrett <gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM>
>Subject:      Luggage and Baggage
>Although I use both words, I think I generally follow the rule that
>Americans say baggage and British luggage, in that I probably favor
>Luggage seems to be winning, however, in the expression "X space". On
>Google, it has 10 times the hits to "baggage space", and it sounds more
>natural to me as well in that expression.
>Divergently yours?
>Benjamin Barrett
>Baking the World a Better Place

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