Date: Wed, 30 Nov 1994 11:14:18 -0600 From: Katherine Catmull Subject: Re: The great California freeway isogloss revisited At 9:39 AM 11/30/94 -0600, salikoko mufwene wrote: >Incidentally, last weekend, in New Orleans, I >heard somebody (native speaker!) say that XYZ was too busy "watching the TV" >in the sense of what I have learned to say as "watching TV." Have you also >noticed this construction or did I just stumble on an idiosyncrasy? My husband and his family commonly use this construction. They are Cajuns, and natives of Port Arthur, Texas (on southern part of the Louisiana-Texas border), if that makes any difference. Kate Catmull kate[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]