Date: Sun, 22 Oct 1995 17:55:40 -0400
From: "Bethany Dumas, UTK" DUMASB[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UTKVX.BITNET
Subject: Question about "fixing to"
Someone on another list has asked the ff. question. If you have the
answer on the tip of your tongue, please share. Thanks.
"We say "fixin' to" around here. I'm not a native Oklahoman, so I
didn't say it for years. But now I kind of like it. It slides off the
tongue so easily "getting ready to" or "about to" or "preparing to"
feels like a mouthful of marbles now.
A question: Does this little phrase, since it is southern, have
english origins? Can you trace it back to someplace in particular? I've
been curious for years."
dumasb[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]utk.edu