Date: Sun, 5 Dec 1993 09:16:55 -0700 From: Daniel Brink Subject: Re: some U.S. "Midland" regionalisms I agree with many commentators to this list as to the strangeness of "Are you wanting . . "; however, I hear frequently "Will you be wanting . . ." as part of a service dialog. ========================================= Daniel Brink, Professor of English ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY BOX 870302 TEMPE AZ 85287-0302 602/965-4182o 602/965-3168m 602/965-3451f 602/965-2679hcf Internet: ATDXB[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ASUVM.INRE.ASU.EDU