Date: Wed, 16 Nov 1994 12:34:29 EST


Subject: Anyone familiar with the following expressions?

Hello! I am a recent subscriber to this list. I have a few

questions about expressions that are natural to me,although

living in New England for many years I no longer use them.

I grew up in central West Virginia.

1)'I hope how soon' as in "I hope how soon it quits raining."

2) [to be] just before [doing something] "We're just before

goin' out (We're fixin' to go out)."

3) 'to take a class _to_ a teacher, as in "I have a class

to [with] Professor Jones.

4) "Let's go see us a movie this evening."

Thanks. Rex rexpyles[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]

P.S. RE the 'I swan' question: I remember people of my

grandmother's (1878-1961) generation using this to express

surprise or perhaps "mild" disbelief. "Well, I DO know!" seemed to

be used to express surprise but not disbelief.