Date: Wed, 7 Jun 1995 10:45:03 -0700 From: THOMAS CLARK 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." Cheers, tlc On Wed, 7 Jun 1995, Timothy C. Frazer wrote: > Dear Reader: > > Please respond to this usage query: > > "It's better over there." > > Please indicate which of the following may be referents for "over there." > > a. Mexico > b. Latin America > c. Europe > d. Asia, or any part of Asia > e. Canada > > Please indicate which is your "mother dialect" of spoken ENglish. > > Thanks, > > Tim Frazer >