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]sau460.saumag.edu 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]bga.com