Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Tue Apr 7 13:56:40 UTC 2009

On Tue, Apr 7, 2009 at 9:55 AM, Benjamin Zimmer <bgzimmer at ling.upenn.edu> wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 6, 2009 at 6:23 PM, Victor <aardvark66 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> The Davis&Izenberg 1990 parody on Stairway to Heaven has no article in
>> it for "7-Eleven". So, at the very least, this is nothing new.
> [...]
>> "7-Eleven"
>> (Lyrics by Mark Davis and Rob "Iceman" Izenberg (c) 1990 Screwball
>> Productions and Earthquake Entertainment)
>> There's a lady who goes to the store that won't close
>> and she's shopping at 7-Eleven
> Anarthrous "7-Eleven" also appears in other song lyrics, e.g.:
> I left the car outside and the engine still revving
> Time to take care of business at 7-Eleven.
>   --Beastie Boys," High Plains Drifter" (1986)

Make that 1989.

--Ben Zimmer

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