Date: Wed, 18 May 1994 17:26:28 EDT From: BERGDAHL%A1.OUVAX.mrgate[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]OUVAXA.CATS.OHIOU.EDU Subject: Re: Uncl: Question From: NAME: David Bergdahl FUNC: English TEL: (614) 593-2783 To: NAME: MX%"ADS-L[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]" Carver in his book AMERICAN REGIONAL DIALECTS derived from DARE data collected 1965-70 says it's an English expression: "This recent phrase (1903) may have come to America as a show business term" (72). It's an Eastern Upper North expression (Upper North layer) see his map 3.7 DAVID David Bergdahl Ohio University/Athens OH BERGDAHL[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]OUVAXA.CaTS.OHIOU.EDU