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]ra.msstate.edu)