Date: Wed, 7 Jun 1995 10:45:03 -0700
From: THOMAS CLARK tlc[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]NEVADA.EDU
Subject: Re: "over there" -- where?
Tim, I could respond positively to ALL these (except b. Latin America)
but for differing reasons.
I grew up with the "mother" dialect of pure English (mainly Northern)
of Montana, so close to the border that Canada is "over there." I Now
live in the Southwest, so Mexico is "over there." I am a Westerner, so
both Asia and Europe are "over there." I don't know what YOU mean by
"Latin America." Every third person around here includes or excludes
Cuba, Dominican Republic, Belize, etc.
So, "over there" is "not here."
On Wed, 7 Jun 1995, Timothy C. Frazer wrote:
Please respond to this usage query:
"It's better over there."
Please indicate which of the following may be referents for "over there."
b. Latin America
d. Asia, or any part of Asia
Please indicate which is your "mother dialect" of spoken ENglish.