Date: Thu, 21 Apr 1994 16:42:03 -0500 From: Natalie Maynor 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]