Date: Fri, 11 Oct 1996 13:53:41 EDT

From: Michael Montgomery N270053[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]VM.SC.EDU

Subject: No subject given

_Stoled_ sounds pretty natural to me, whether because I'm a convicted l-

vocalizer or for some other reason, but there's another verb principal

part I heard myself using recently that caught me up short. It's not in

any of the three reference works on usage I have consulted so far. Here

it is:

If you weren't going so fast, you could have slown down.

Sound familiar to y'all or is it just my hillbilly English?

Michael Montgomery

Dept of English

Univ of South Carolina

Columbia SC 29208