Date: Fri, 28 Oct 1994 13:06:34 -0400 From: Allan Denchfield Subject: Re: go/come with On Tue, 25 Oct 1994, Daniel S Goodman wrote: > It's common in Minnesota, which certainly does have German influence. It > apparently never caught on in the parts of New York State that used to be > Dutch-speaking. My two older brothers, who were educated in Denmark (my mother's birthplace), would often invite me (in their new quaint way), "do you want to come with?" Being educated in a strict Benedictine abbey school in Trinidad (frightfully British), I reminded them prescriptively (in what were Churchill's words?) that this usage was not something up with which I'd put. You don't need Garrison Keilor to remind you what nationality was settled Minnesota with. -AOBD (ah, what Mark Twain could have done with Danish)