Date: Mon, 18 Dec 1995 08:00:19 -0500 From: "Dennis R. Preston" Subject: Re: het/heated Rudy, I had 'het up' as a kid (Louisville 1940's) with no realization that it was related to 'heat.' My use of it was imitative, however; speakers who 'really' used it were older and/or 'rustic' (whatever that is). I noticed that after I went north of Louisville people thought I was rustic. The very idea! Dennis > In response to a posting a while back by Jeutonne Brewer re her >mother-in-law's use of as the past tense of (clearly different >from the Pennsylvania usage of Dickmeyer), I recall what seemingly was once a common South Midland (and >Southern?) expression "Don't get all het [=heated] up about it." I don't >know if this was included in the LAGS survey. Clearly we've lost a good >strong verb form. > Rudy > --Rudy Troike (rtroike[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]