Date: Tue, 8 Feb 1994 12:57:00 CST From: "Donald M. Lance" 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. DMLance