Date: Sun, 16 Jan 1994 09:56:26 -0600
From: Natalie Maynor maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]RA.MSSTATE.EDU
Subject: "Leave Out"?
The following is part of a discussion on WORDS-L. Do any of you have
comments? If you do comment, please let me know if it's ok for me to
forward your comments to WORDS-L. And if that's ok, would you prefer
for me to remove your name/address or leave it? (I will delete the
ADS-L header since I don't want to promote ADS-L on lists as huge as
WORDS-L -- huge because of the usenet gateway.)
Somebody from Texas:
news describing a robbery/shooting said "The robber *left out* before
anybody in the neighboring shops could get there." That used to be much
more common..."We're going to leave out before daylight." Can't remember
the last time I heard anyone say it before tonight.
Me (a Mississippian):
I don't remember ever having heard it.
Response from the Texan:
Maybe it's just common to that little Anderson County pocket of East
Texas where I grew up, then.
Somebody from Kentucky (with Mississippi connections):
No, I've heard 'leave out' in this meaning all my life, although it's
not a broadcast quality construction. DARE might have something to
say on this.
--Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ra.msstate.edu)