Date: Thu, 14 Sep 1995 09:43:08 -0500 From: Natalie Maynor 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]