Date: Sun, 17 Sep 1995 13:16:03 -0500 From: Daniel S Goodman Subject: Usage: "any more" (fwd) ---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Sun, 17 Sep 95 11:56:28 EWT From:DYSON[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] To: Stumpers-list[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CRF.CUIS.EDU Subject: Usage: "any more" Can anyone supply me with a first-seen-in-print cite for the usage of "any more" not in its customary sense of "no longer" or "any longer" (Bob does not live here any more), but meaning "nowadays" (Any more you can't tell the difference)? I assume it is an Americanism, though I never heard it as I was growing up. Perhaps our British and Australian colleagues can indicate whether they hear it used that way as well. Thanks. John Dyson Spanish and Portuguese Indiana University