Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Mon Apr 6 21:02:56 UTC 2009

On Mon, Apr 6, 2009 at 4:45 PM, Doug Harris <cats22 at stny.rr.com> wrote:
> "Everywhere," of course, being the generic here: We in Central NY do
> not have 7-Elevens.

Lucky you!

> It's quite possible there are a number of people
> in this area who have no idea what the name means, it no longer
> meaning what it once did any more than does Motel 6. (And if they're
> still leaving the lights on for us at the latter, someone oughta have a
> word with them about conservation.)

Quite so; I should have said: They seem [to the speaker] to be
everywhere, and all the same.

> dh

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