Date: Wed, 26 Oct 1994 10:09:46 -0500 From: Joan Livingston-Webber Subject: Re: a couple (of) things #1. An new mag, Image, (for black men, the cover says) has an article on the word 'nigger' in its premier issue, about sept or oct, I think. It's a slick high gloss mag with corporate looking men in the clothing ads. #2. Raised in Johnstown, PA, I didn't know needs + -ed was a dialect form till it was corrected on a grad paper in North Dakota. (non- native, hurumph!) Also postive anymore--it took several times for Tim Frazer to explain it to me, since it's such a natural form for me, I couldn't figure out how to distinguish it from other uses (negative anymore, I guess). (HI Mechnaicsburg PA!) #3. My kids learned "go with" (along with "borrow me that") in North Dakota. I pikced up the first but not the second. In Nebrasksa and in south-central IL, "go with" gets commented on (commenting on?) but no one ever said anything about it needing done--I think my kids have quit going with, but I haven't--especially to intro to linguistics students, who need a good dose of "nonstandard" speech in high places. (Well, I'm high to them, I guess, or at least to some of them.) -- Joan Livingston-Webber webber[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] "What gets better is the precision with which we vex each other." -Clifford Geertz