Date: Tue, 4 Apr 1995 10:08:35 -0400 From: "Peter L. Patrick" Subject: Re: Positive Anymore RE: positive s'mores 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?! --plp