Date: Thu, 28 Jul 1994 15:56:32 -0500
From: Khalil Walker walkeba[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MAIL.AUBURN.EDU
Subject: Re: Forrest Gump
I haven't read the book, but I can tell you with some degree of
certainty, as an Alabama native, that invarient "be" is not a common
feature in the speach of white Alabamians (at least not in the
east-central part of the state, where I'm from).
On Thu, 28 Jul 1994, Timothy C. Frazer wrote:
I haven't seen the film yet, but you might want to look at the novel,
which I just finished. Forrest uses invariant "be" quite frequently.
I didn't think this a common feature of white Alabamans of my generation
(I am not an Alabaman, but I grew up when Forrest did), though I should
chexck Crawford Feagin's book before I shoot off my electyroinic mouth again.