Date: Tue, 4 Apr 1995 10:08:35 -0400
From: "Peter L. Patrick" PPATRICK[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]GUVAX.BITNET
Subject: Re: Positive Anymore
RE: positive s'mores just kidding
My experience is the same at Georgetown, where the students really do
come from all over the US. I always mention positive anymore, and
never get recognition from more than about 1/5 of the class, incl. the
usual New England, Penna. residents. Often their incredulity is so
striking that I'm pretty sure many of them not only don't use it but
don't recognize it, though maybe a few are camouflagged users as
someone else suggested.
Anymore I can use positive anymore myself (I didn't used to),
though not very productively. Maybe linguists are the prime examples
of adult syntactic change?!