Date: Sat, 18 Jun 1994 16:25:23 -0700 From: THOMAS L CLARK Subject: Re: Double modals up north. On Sat, 18 Jun 1994 mftcf[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UXA.ECN.BGU.EDU wrote: > Macomb Illinois is on the same latitudewith Keokuk, Iowa, about 60 miles > SW of Peoria. "I might could even put a [border up > there]. Very common among Ogenites (Utah), and outside of big cities in Utah and Nevada. I worked for the IRS (blush) in the early 1960's at the Western Regional IRS center in Ogden. ALL of the middle-level supervisors used double modals, they were all from the region. Like Tim, I did a double-take when I first heard such. Still do perk up my ears when I hear residents of Nevada using same. Cheers, Thomas L. Clark tlc[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]