Date: Thu, 14 Sep 1995 09:43:08 -0500
From: Natalie Maynor maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]RA.MSSTATE.EDU
Subject: Re: Consonant Cluster Reduction/Busleft
Speaking of Central Georgian: one of the history professors from Ohio was
waylaid when his eight-year-old son exclaimed the other day, "I was
busleft!" Did an earlier discussion establish that this guiltless
expression for missing the bus was also used in North Georgia?
I don't know, but I was surprised recently to hear one of my colleagues
objecting to the use of "weedeat" as a verb. Sounds like a perfectly
normal verb to me: weedeat, weedate, weedeaten, weedeating.
--Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ra.msstate.edu)