Date: Sun, 19 Nov 1995 10:04:56 -0800

From: Dan Moonhawk Alford dalford[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]S1.CSUHAYWARD.EDU

Subject: Re: Fixinto

I always heard it among Arkie folk as 'fixinta' /fIksInt[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]/. "I'm fixinta

go to the store."

On Sat, 18 Nov 1995, Bob Haas wrote:

On Fri, 17 Nov 1995, Mary E. Zeigler wrote:

We at Georgia State are working on the use of "fixinto" and her family in

Metropolitan Atlanta. Can you give us leads on historical studies as

well as more recent studies--impirical or otherwise-- on this term?


Why "fixinto," why one word? Where did you get this spelling? I'm

interested simply because it would seem to run the separate words

together and I very much see the term as two words--fixin' to . . .

whatever one is fixin' to. Just curious.

Bob Haas

University of North Carolina at Greensboro