Date: Thu, 23 Feb 1995 19:59:54 -0600

From: Natalie Maynor maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]RA.MSSTATE.EDU

Subject: Re: "different than"

Merriam-Webster's WEBSTER'S DICTIONARY OF ENGLISH USAGE (1989) has a nice


All dialectologists (and others who are concerned with usage) should have a

copy of this valuable resource. The entries are rather full, with a history

When I was trying to find historical information on "ain't" a few years

ago, I found _Webster's Dictionary of English Usage_ by far the most useful


--Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]