Re: spoken & written usage

Subject: Re: spoken & written usage
From: Jan Bates <bates -at- KINGFISH -dot- ATT -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 15 Nov 1994 13:57:00 GMT

Bob Morrisette wrote:
About 20 years ago, I noticed that some teen agers were using
"goes" or "go" instead of "said." For example, "I go ......" or
he goes....." Now, almost everyone 35 or under never uses the word
"said" in speech. Is this only in California or all over the country?

This use of the word "go" is frequently heard in parts of the UK.
Other parts of the UK use "come" in the same fashion: "He comes to me,
'quote'". Ain't language great!

Jan Bates Voice: 908 949-2311
ADSS - AT&T Bell Labs Fax: 908 949-4001
Holmdel NJ e-mail: bates -at- kingfish -dot- att -dot- com

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