End of ADS-L Digest - 14 Jan 1994 to 15 Jan 1994 ************************************************ There are 2 messages totalling 47 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. "Leave Out"? (2) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Sun, 16 Jan 1994 09:56:26 -0600 From: Natalie Maynor 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)