End of ADS-L Digest - 13 Jul 1995 to 14 Jul 1995 ************************************************ There is one message totalling 32 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. "all" ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Sat, 15 Jul 1995 02:24:42 GMT From: Barnhart Subject: "all" With minimal evidence from print sources _The Barnhart Dictionary Companion_ (Vol. 7.3, c. 1993) suggested, in part, the following: all, v. {u} In the verb phrases (am, is, are, etc.) all. say or says or saying or said. Compare go (PDSUE, .. 1970's) and like (PDSUE, ca 1955). Nonstandard (used in slang contexts; infrequent in print) And like this girl I know, Tamar, she went to the University of Vermont last year and during orientation this girl from the South is all, "Hi, you all." And Tamar, she's all, "I'm about to ask her if she's from the South because she has this Southern accent? And she's all, "Are you from California?" And I'm all, "How did you know?" And she's all, "By the way you say 'all' instead of 'said'." And I'm all, "Ohmygod." Alice Kanh, "'Said Is Dead; Long Live 'All'; The Kids' all-purpose verb," The San Francisco Chronicle, Jan. 30, 1992, p D30 Origin unknown. Perhaps a grammatical shift from all (OED, adv.). For those unfamiliar with the Companion, {u} signals a change in usage (as opposed to {w} for new word and {m} for new meaning) and PDSUE = Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English. The remaining abbreviations are selfexplanatory. Barnhart[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]Highlands.com