Date: Sat, 18 Nov 1995 15:34:00 -0500 From: Bob Haas Subject: Re: Fixinto 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? Mary, 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 rahaas[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]