Date: Thu, 6 Nov 1997 08:19:41 -0600
From: Tom Head tlh[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]NETDOOR.COM
Subject: Re: "it's all good"
On Wed, 5 Nov 1997, Bonnie Briggs wrote:
I've heard this expression all of my life. It was common to here someone say
something like "You were wrong from the git-go." It was usually used to mean
"from the beginning". It is probably more a product of Southern
English than what people refer to as Ebonics.
I've heard it all of my life as well, as a Mississippian. Then again,
there is a massive mutual influence between what people refer to as
Ebonics and Southern English, which has (I would imagine) increased a
great deal over the past twenty years due largely to integration.
Of course, as a Southerner, I'm trying to figure out how "git-go" is
pronounced differently from "get-go". ;o)
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