Date: Wed, 20 Sep 1995 09:21:31 CST

From: Luanne von Schneidemesser lvonschn[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]FACSTAFF.WISC.EDU

Subject: budge

Re Larry's comment that 'They budged' is not acceptable...

"They budged" is perfectly normal here in Madison, at least in the school

system. The first year my daughter was in school I tried to correct her on

this usage, but soon realized that all the kids in at least 3 schools here

use it, meaning they cut in front of us in line. I would have said "they

cut in", but now I also say "they budged".

Luanne von S