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]