Date: Mon, 14 Oct 1996 09:25:35 -0400

From: "Winfield, Laurie" lwinfield[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]HUNTON.COM

Subject: Re: a whole nother

Yes, in fact both my daughters, when they were tiny, thought "nother" was a

separate word apart from the article that usually precedes it. "Where's my

nother shoe?" "Go get your nother sock." Always used with things that come

in pairs, though, never anything like "I want the nother dress." Anybody

else run into this?


From: American Dialect Society

To: Multiple recipients of list ADS

Subject: Re: a whole nother

Date: Friday, October 11, 1996 8:40PM

Is this common elsewhere?

I say it quite often.

Does anyone know of similar constructions?

Although not exactly the same, it's not unlike "a newt."

--Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]