Date: Sun, 13 Feb 1994 11:21:06 EST From: David Bergdahl Subject: Initial TOO Ohio University Electronic Communication Date: 13-Feb-1994 11:12am EST To: Remote Addressee ( _MX%"ADS-L[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UGA.CC.UGA.EDU ) From: David Bergdahl Dept: English BERGDAHL Tel No: (614) 593-2783 Subject: Initial "Too" The only place I've encountered initial "Too,. . ." in either print or speech was in reports by stock analysts for Shearson Lehmann Hutton, but those analysts must have been fired when Smith Barney took SLH over, since the new materials don't display it. I have no hint as to what the background of such people is, except they probably have MBA's and specialize in the companies of specific industries. I assume it was a letter shorter than "Also,. . . " and so preferred. These analysts do try to be creative in language use (much the same as sportscasters, I assume: to put a new twist on regularly recurring reports), e.g. the new verb 'to ramp' [often with 'up'] which might be defined as a sharp rise from one level of activity to another, achieving a plateau rather quickly at the new level. David Bergdahl Ohio University/Athens BERGDAHL[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]OUVAXA.CATS.OHIOU.EDU Received: 13-Feb-1994 11:21am