Date: Mon, 5 Jan 1998 13:05:33 -0500 From: Beverly Flanigan Subject: Re: All-America teams "I vas dere, Charley"--wow, that's a real oldie, one my mother (b. 1906) used. Note that she, a Minnesotan, always said 'vas,' not 'was,' and the 's' was unvoiced. (She was obviously imitating a phrase she'd heard, but where did it come from?)