Date: Wed, 25 Oct 1995 08:52:28 -0400 From: Wayne Glowka Subject: Re: upspeak >that not everyone upspeaks doesn't mean that its interpretation is >not universal, just that some (sub)cultures need it more than others. >(just like some folks smile more than others.) > >lynne My impression of upspeak in Milledgeville is that it is used by people who smile a lot. I associate the pattern with people who are trying to be polite and helpful. Wayne Glowka Professor of English Director of Research and Graduate Student Services Georgia College Milledgeville, GA 31061 912-453-4222 wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]