Date: Thu, 28 Jul 1994 15:56:32 -0500 From: Khalil Walker 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. > > Tim Frazer >