Date: Thu, 13 Mar 1997 00:00:11 -0800 From: Kim & Rima McKinzey 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. Rima