Date: Fri, 8 May 1998 07:47:34 EDT
From: CLAndrus
Subject: Re: Minnesota-area dialect

I did a series of business writing seminars in St. Paul a couple of years ago
at a big hospital, and heard the final "with," as, Carol, we're going to
lunch. Are you coming with. Also I noticed a lot of the words are different. I
wanted a drink of water and asked for the water fountain and was sent miles
through this huge hospital to the central courtyard, where there was a huge
water fountain with statues, etc. When I said I wanted a drink, someone
replied..."Oh, you want the bubbler."