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]