Date: Thu, 21 Apr 1994 16:42:03 -0500

From: Natalie Maynor maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]RA.MSSTATE.EDU

Subject: Re: Bring/Take

Thanks for the note. Ironically, my colleague who asked about this

is from Alabama! (Birmingham) Looking forward to hearing about your survey.

I'm a native Mississippian and find the use of "bring" for "take" strange.

I can talk about bringing something home if I'm home at the time I'm using

that word. If I'm somewhere other than home at the time, I talk about

taking something home, not bringing it home. Bringing means in the direction

of where I am during the conversation; taking means the other direction.

I sent Rudy's original posting to an e-mail friend in New England who

sometimes uses Yiddish, and she said she saw no difference between "bring"

and "take" -- that either would have been ok in that example.

--Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]