Date: Tue, 21 Oct 1997 13:18:39 -0400 From: Robert Ness Subject: Re: whole nuther ballgame Isn't it just metanalysis, as in naranj to an orange, naddre to an adder, or the doublet apron/napkin, with the n being attracted to or detached from the article? What is interesting is the "infixing" of "whole" between a and nother. On Mon, 20 Oct 1997, Jeutonne P. Brewer wrote: > What is the source/background/history of a phrase like > whole nuther xxx? Someone asked me about his phrase today. > I've heard it all my life. I hear it in the English Department > here. I think that I have read some discussion of this, but > evidently I didn't pay attention. > > Jeutonne > > ********************************************** > Jeutonne P. Brewer, Associate Professor > Department of English > University of North Carolina at Greensboro > Greensboro, NC 27412 > email: jpbrewer[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] > URL: > *********************************************** >