Date: Tue, 8 Feb 1994 12:57:00 CST
From: "Donald M. Lance" ENGDL[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MIZZOU1.BITNET
Subject: Re: She's All
In student reports in class, "quotative like" seems to be as common in the
speech of males as the speech of females. And I've heard "I'm all..." and
"I'm..." in the speech of both sexes, including the speech of a male
student who transferred to Missouri from Arizona State (re Rudy Troike's
reference to males and females at U of AZ).
A colleague at the U of Utah tells me that one of his students said both her
husband and her son use 'nimrod' for geek or nerd, a 35-year span. She
speculated that Natty Bumpo was a nimrod.