intransitive "making"

Jeutonne P. Brewer jpbrewer at UNCG.EDU
Sun Nov 28 20:20:49 UTC 1999

This statement is familiar to me. It isn't just an intrafamily
expression. I live in North Carolina, but I grew up in Oklahoma
and Texas.

Jeutonne Brewer

On Sun, 28 Nov 1999, M. Lynne Murphy wrote:

> I've never heard "spendy", but twice this week I've heard the following from
> members of the same family (they're from North Carolina and Georgia):
> The coffee is making.
> (i.e., the coffee is brewing)
> Is this an intrafamily usage, or is this widespread/regional?
> Lynne

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