Date: Wed, 25 Oct 1995 19:49:39 -0400
From: "Kevin A." Ash2Ash[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM
Subject: Re: ADS-L Digest - 23 Oct 1995 to 24 Oct 1995
Regarding the upspeak usage. I am not sure that this qualifies, but I live in
rural mid-Michigan and hear a good deal of people (primarily males 40+old)
start of sentences in this manner. "Like I saw, that's always gonna be the
case?" Or any similar usage. They almost always upspeak the end of the
sentence so it invariably sounds as though they are not sure about their
information. It is always in a relaxed conversation; hardly ever in formal
Has anyone else ever heard of this "Like I say" intro? Especially in
conjunction with the upspeak structure.
I have relations in northern Minn. and they use upspeak. My brother who moved
up there some 15 years ago has adopted this mode too.