Date: Thu, 6 Nov 1997 08:19:41 -0600 From: Tom Head 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) Tom Head tlh[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] "The first duty in life is to be as artificial as possible. What the second duty is, no one has yet discovered." -- Oscar Wilde