Date: Sat, 21 Jan 1995 13:26:35 -0500 From: AAllan[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM Subject: Re: 2 pl Jesse's plug reminds us that we have great new reference works. After basking in the "guy" entry he cited in the _Random House Historical Dictionary of American Slang_, I thought of turning to _DARE_ Volume 2, and there found a most interesting entry for "-guys" suff HI [=Hawaii], citing in turn such sources as _American Speech_ 58.69 (1983) : "In Hawaiian Creole . . . _Guys_ is simply the plural morpheme, replacing older _them_ or _dem_." Let's remember to hit the books! - AAllan