Date: Mon, 7 Oct 1996 11:42:04 -0600
From: Luanne von Schneidemesser lvonschn[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]FACSTAFF.WISC.EDU
Subject: Re: drop off
In message Mon, 7 Oct 1996 12:20:48 -0400,
"Dale F.Coye" CoyeCFAT[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM writes:
However, in a different construction, I've got a friend from California
who makes me shudder every time she says:
Do your kids want to come with?
Very common here in Wisconsin. I've even started saying it since I've lived
Where I would say,
Do they want to come with us?
Maybe German influence from mitkommen- Kommen die Kinder mit?
Definitely German influence.
Also consider...To everything there is a season...A time to drop off and a
time to pick up.
Luanne von Schneidemesser
Dictionary of American Regional English
6129 H.C. White Hall, 600 N. Park St.
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison WI 53706