Date: Mon, 16 Oct 1995 23:12:10 -0600

From: Katherine Catmull kate[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]BGA.COM

Subject: Re: might could

At 8:10 PM 10/16/95 -0500, mlbroom[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] wrote:

I have heard the two words might could used in a sentence instead

of something like: might be able to. Example: You might could call

her on the phone. Instead of: You might be able to call her on the

phone. Wonder where this got started?

I don't know. You might could look it up.

Seriously, it's quite a common locution here in Texas at least. Though not

a native I've picked it up myself for informal conversation--it's pleasant

to say and less cumbersome than "might be able to."

Kate Catmull kate[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]