Date: Wed, 18 May 1994 16:36:20 -0700 From: Roger Vanderveen Subject: Re: Uncl: Question From: NAME: David Bergdahl 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 Sorry, but what is it that's an English expression? Please give the antecedent somehow, whether in your subject line or in the message. I suppose I'll have to wait for the original query to arrive now. Roger