End of ADS-L Digest - 15 Oct 1995 to 16 Oct 1995 ************************************************ There are 9 messages totalling 261 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. might could (4) 2. Double/Multiple Modals (5) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Mon, 16 Oct 1995 23:12:10 -0600 From: Katherine Catmull Subject: Re: might could At 8:10 PM 10/16/95 -0500, mlbroom[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]sau460.saumag.edu wrote: >I have heard the two words might could used in a sentence instead >of something like: might be able to. Example: You might could call >her on the phone. Instead of: You might be able to call her on the >phone. Wonder where this got started? I don't know. You might could look it up. Seriously, it's quite a common locution here in Texas at least. Though not a native I've picked it up myself for informal conversation--it's pleasant to say and less cumbersome than "might be able to." Kate Catmull kate[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]bga.com