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]ra.msstate.edu)