Date: Thu, 28 Jul 1994 14:42:08 -0500 From: "Timothy C. Frazer" Subject: Re: Forrest Gump 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. Tim Frazer