"The" in the SF Bay Area

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James Lin

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Jul 29, 2000, 3:00:00 AM7/29/00
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As many people here have pointed out, we Bay Area people don't put "the" in
front of route numbers, as opposed to southern Californians. An example is
"101" vs. "the 101."

Mark Simon, a columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle, has recently picked
up on this topic, decrying the increasing use of "the." Here are his columns
and readers' reactions:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2000/06/30
/PN89011.DTL

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2000/07/04
/MN54190.DTL

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2000/07/29
/MN78114.DTL

For the last link, you'll need to scroll down about halfway.

Enjoy,
- Jim
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James Lin
jl...@ugcs.caltech.edu

http://www.ugcs.caltech.edu/~jlin/


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