Date: Thu, 3 Aug 1995 16:42:06 -0500
From: Molly Dickmeyer dickmeye[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]JBLSMTP.PHL.LRPUB.COM
Subject: mouth ulcers and plagiarism -Reply
I grew up with "give it me," and, being from PA Dutch country, always
assumed it was a German syntactical remnant in the vein of "outten
the light" and "throw the horse over the fence some hay" and "have
you your mittens."
My two queries:
Answering Beverly's post made me think of some other oddities I grew
up with--the terms "have a catch" (rather than to play catch, i.e.,
throw a ball back and forth between two or more people), and a term
for calves (of the bovine variety)--"hummies". Any thoughts on the
origins of these, anyone?