Date: Fri, 6 May 1994 08:11:57 EDT From: Wayne Glowka Subject: Re: Anymore... >Don Lance or Wayne Glowka might correct me, but I don't think "anymore" is >a Texanism. My impression is that it is mostly upper Midwest, and as Larry >Horn says, has been much discussed. The first time I heard it in Texas was >from an immigrant from Iowa. > And sorry, Cathy, I haven't heard of a "case quarter", but I'll ask >around on my local net. > --Rudy Troike (rtroike[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] I never heard it in Texas until I met someone from Pennsylvania--and I heard it in Pennsylvania and thereabouts in the speech of numerous people--even transplants from the South. I've tried to explain the usage to middle Georgians. They scrunch up their noses and cock their heads and tell anecdotes about how Yankees talk and what Yankees eat--no pork in the vegetables, etc. Wayne Glowka Professor of English Georgia College Milledgeville, GA 31061 912-453-4222 wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]