Date: Thu, 8 Jun 1995 13:18:54 -0500 From: "Timothy C. Frazer" Subject: Re: over there--why? I asked for this information because Chicano English speakers in Sterling, Illinois routinely refer to Mexico as "over there." I didn't think any non-hispanics had this usage, but I wanted to be sure. 11 people more or less agreed that "over there" would mean only Europe, mainly Asia. Tom Clark confirmed what I suspected, that "over there" for Mexico is a SW usage. Funny thing is, none of my informants have TxMex ancestry; all are children of Mexican immigrants, presumably learned ENglish in Illinois. Tim Frazer