Date: Thu, 21 Sep 1995 06:06:41 -0500

From: Natalie Maynor maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]RA.MSSTATE.EDU

Subject: Re: Positive Anymore

There are only two people of my acquaintance who regularly use the positive

anymore - one from Arkansas and one from Oklahoma. From this limited

sample, I would have assumed it to be more southern rather than midland.

Almost all of my students who were mystified by positive anymore yesterday

are native Mississippians. I, also a native Mississippian, also do a sort

of double-take when I hear it. The first time I ever heard it was in the

late '60s when I was teaching school on the east central coast of Florida.

I found it fascinatingly "peculiar."

--Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]