Date: Mon, 7 Apr 1997 15:20:46 -0600 From: Gregory Pulliam Subject: used to could I used to could use this form when I lived in the South (Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas, Georgia, and even in Li'l Dixie in Missouri). I can't use it 'free and easy' in Chicago, although there are some contexts on the southside and the westside where I've heard it used, generally by AAVE speakers. Greg Pulliam gpulliam[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago