Date: Mon, 27 Oct 1997 08:24:58 -0500
From: Robert Ness ness[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]DICKINSON.EDU
Subject: Re: "Nary?"
Nary is a variant of "never a" ; I suspect that your friend actually
said "nary a bit." Check DARE for a number of citations. On Sun, 26 Oct
1997, MELISSA S. SMITH wrote:
I was just curious as to whether or not someone could tell me where the
word 'nary' comes from. I heard it this weekend. I asked a friend a
question and they told me that they ,'didn't care nary bit'. Is this
common? I've never heard anything like it. It sounds like something
that Foxworthy guy would joke about.
Melissa S. Smith
mssmit01[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]morehead-st.edu