Date: Thu, 13 Mar 1997 00:00:11 -0800

From: Kim & Rima McKinzey rkm[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]SLIP.NET

Subject: Re: "how good of"

Does it also jar you, Mark, when you hear some crusty old codger say "I

don't sleep so good of a night anymore"? This "of a night" was never in my

language, but I learned to suppress "how good of...." when I became an

English teacher.

It jarred me when I heard my born and bred Oklahoma mother-in-law say "of a

morning" in phrases such as "I have toast of a morning" instead of in the

morning or every morning.