Date: Fri, 11 Oct 1996 10:30:20 +0000

From: Grant Barrett gbarrett[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]JERRYNET.COM

Subject: Re: Stoled

Dennis Preston said;

Is Grant from the 'right' part of Missouri to be an l-vocalizer?

Yes, I am an l-vocalizer. I used to live in Little Dixie, up in Audrain County,

and that area is rife with told/toad, cold/code, bold/bode, etc., but I, thank God,

did not pick it up. Drives me nuts.

Terry Irons said:

What did this person suggest was the correct usage [of steal, pt]?

Stole, I believe. The only definition I can find for "stoled" is to be wrapped in a

mink stole.

Peter Patrick said:

why DID my speaker say "stoled"? [or Grant Barrett, for that matter!]

I have no idea. I first encountered a problem with this word earlier in the year

when I tried to spell it and realized, looking at it, that it was not a word. I continue

to use it, however. I like it.

Grant Barrett