Date: Thu, 15 Dec 1994 19:06:00 EDT
From: "David A. Johns" DJOHNS[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UFPINE.BITNET
Subject: He was -- He's
A few weeks ago some folks were talking about a song in which (if I
recall) HE'S [hiz] seemed to stand for HE WAS.
I got this a couple of days ago from one of my students (white, about
On the other hand, when I think of living in the South, an
episode of Hee-Haw fits my thoughts perfectly. I see two
middle aged rednecks lying opposite one another in their front
yard with a bottle of whiskey and their dog. In the laziest
voice ever heard, one says to the other, "Jew see dat perdy
girl just walked by?" And the other hillbilly responds, "Naw,
bu-di shore du wish I'z layin where you are soz I could!"
Could that "I'z" be anything but "I was"?