Date: Sun, 22 Oct 1995 17:55:40 -0400 From: "Bethany Dumas, UTK" Subject: Question about "fixing to" Someone on another list has asked the ff. question. If you have the answer on the tip of your tongue, please share. Thanks. "We say "fixin' to" around here. I'm not a native Oklahoman, so I didn't say it for years. But now I kind of like it. It slides off the tongue so easily "getting ready to" or "about to" or "preparing to" feels like a mouthful of marbles now. A question: Does this little phrase, since it is southern, have english origins? Can you trace it back to someplace in particular? I've been curious for years." Bethany Dumas dumasb[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]