Date: Mon, 24 Jan 1994 12:42:00 CDT From: JOAN H HALL Subject: Re: "Leave Out"? DARE information shows the phrase "leave out" to be distinctly South and South Midland in distribution. Our earliest quote is from 1917, and there's lots of documentation following that. Of the seven DARE Infs who used the phrase in response to Qu. Y18 (To leave in a hurry: "Before they find this out, we'd better _____") and Qu. Y 19 (To begin to go away from a place: "It's about time for me to ______."), four were from Kentucky; the others were from North Carolina, Mississippi, and Texas. LAGS has at least eleven examples. Looks regional to me! Joan Hall, DARE