End of ADS-L Digest - 14 Feb 1994 to 15 Feb 1994 ************************************************ There are 4 messages totalling 61 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. Too in initial position 2. pun (2) 3. [u]/[ju] ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Wed, 16 Feb 1994 09:36:00 -700 From: Keith Russell Subject: Re: Too in initial position On Tue, 15 Feb 1994, Donald M. Lance wrote: > I grew up on the opposite side of the country from Canada, and a co-editor > I work with keeps editing out initial "as well" in my writing. But then I > claim to use initial "too" too. These don't have the feel of regionalisms > to me, but "armload" doesn't seem like a regionalisms either. DARE, however, > has clear evidence of regional tendencies in the use of "armload" and > "armful". (Jack Chambers speculated that initial "as well" might be a > Canadianism.) DMLance Now you've got me curious! What is the regional distribution of "armload," since it sounds fine to me? I don't think I use it, nor do I use initial "as well," although it also sounds familiar to me--possibly the result of my 20 years in Canada before moving to the U.S. 30 years ago.... Keith Russell