End of ADS-L Digest - 19 Apr 1994 to 20 Apr 1994 ************************************************ There are 9 messages totalling 145 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. Bring/Take (7) 2. stalking horse 3. dutch oven ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Thu, 21 Apr 1994 00:49:30 -0700 From: Rudy Troike Subject: Bring/Take Calling all late-night linguists: A colleague of mine has a visitor from New Jersey who baked some cookies, and when she was complimented on them, she told the friends who had come over and been served them, "Bring some home with you." The cookie-eaters were much taken aback by this usage, to hear tell the tale, but my colleague, whose wife is from New York, said that she also said this rather than "Take some home with you". He speculates that it may be a Yiddishism, which is plausible, since German uses directional verbs differently from English. This may be a well-documented regionalism, but I had not encountered it before, and wondered if anyone knew anything definite about it. --Rudy Troike (rtroike[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ccit.arizona.edu)