Date: Thu, 13 Mar 1997 11:33:06 -0500 From: Mark Mandel Subject: Re: "how good of" -Reply >>> Donald M. Lance 0312.2200 >>> 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. <<<< Not at all. My ears would perk up with interest.