Date: Sun, 23 Oct 1994 23:17:06 EDT From: Larry Horn Subject: Re: "Look, Boris. Eez moose and elk!" On positive (non-polarity) 'anymore'... ----------------------------Original message---------------------------- Someone with an OED will probably inform us that "anymore" has been used in this form by Chaucer, Shakespeare, Tenneson, Auden, and Nixon, first appearing in 1305. Say it ain't so. _______________ No, Jack, it ain't--as far as I can tell, which isn't very, since the OED (at least in my first edition version) doesn't see fit to consider 'anymore' a single lexeme, since it's evidently spelled as two words (even in its time ad- verbial use). But D. H. Lawrence does have Birkin admit "Suffering bores me any more". It's even cited in the Webster 3 entry for 'anymore', along with a citation from Betty Grable. That must have been a fun session for the lexi- cographer folks. --Larry