Text Stop

Amy West medievalist at W-STS.COM
Mon Dec 9 13:10:54 UTC 2013

On 12/8/13 12:03 AM, Automatic digest processor wrote:
> Date:    Sat, 7 Dec 2013 23:02:53 -0500
> From:    Dave Wilton<dave at WILTON.NET>
> Subject: Text Stop
> Driving along the NY Thruway today I noticed signs for "text stops" that are replacing or augmenting those for "rest stops."
> --DW
Yep. I noticed those as well on my Oct. drive down from MA to MD. Didn't
see them in CT or NJ, or anywhere else along the way. I kept looking for
a special pull-over site, but never identified one. I don't think "text"
is drifting into euphemism, as "rest" does as in "restroom," so it's
still probably just as self-explanatory as "rest stop."

---Amy West

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