Date: Tue, 9 Jan 1996 13:48:42 EST From: Undetermined origin c/o LISTSERV maintainer Subject: budge It sounds as though all the uses, negative and positive, have the same basic denotation: to move unwillingly. If we say "he finally budged" the implication remains that he'd rather have stayed put. And when we say "I can't budge her," it implies that her will to stay put is stronger than our efforts to move her. Vicki Rosenzweig vr%acmcr.uucp[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] | rosenzweig[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] New York, NY