Re: spoken & written usage

Subject: Re: spoken & written usage
From: "Brian F. Gregg, N04-3A, ext. 2724" <bgregg -at- FOXBORO -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 15 Nov 1994 09:45:41 LCL

>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?

>I wonder how or why this speech pattern developed and will it be reflected
>in future dictionaries.

The kids in the northeast are using that phrase also. I shudder when I hear
it. I hope it never becomes institutionalized in dictionaries.


-Quid, mei vexare?-

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