Date: Wed, 24 Jan 1996 12:31:53 -0800 From: Dan Moonhawk Alford 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.