Date: Wed, 25 Oct 1995 19:49:39 -0400 From: "Kevin A." Subject: Re: ADS-L Digest - 23 Oct 1995 to 24 Oct 1995 Regarding the upspeak usage. I am not sure that this qualifies, but I live in rural mid-Michigan and hear a good deal of people (primarily males 40+old) start of sentences in this manner. "Like I saw, that's always gonna be the case?" Or any similar usage. They almost always upspeak the end of the sentence so it invariably sounds as though they are not sure about their information. It is always in a relaxed conversation; hardly ever in formal speak. Has anyone else ever heard of this "Like I say" intro? Especially in conjunction with the upspeak structure. I have relations in northern Minn. and they use upspeak. My brother who moved up there some 15 years ago has adopted this mode too. Asher