Date: Wed, 24 Jan 1996 12:31:53 -0800

From: Dan Moonhawk Alford dalford[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]S1.CSUHAYWARD.EDU

Subject: hella hawkin'

From January 1996, student paper transcribing recorded conversation:

VAL: Anyways ... Ya check out that little Latin Flava' going' on at Taco

Bell? You know -- plaid, spikey hair?

JEN: He was hella hawkin'!

VAL: Whatever! (sarcastically, then laughs)

I've never heard it before. My 18 yr-old hasn't. Anyone?


BTW -- if anyone is interested, I have writings and data (a little) on

the still-new quotative "I'm all, '...'" as quoting gestures, tone of

voice, etc. as well as just words, going back to the early '80s when I

began tracking it.