intransitive "making"

A. Vine avine at ENG.SUN.COM
Tue Nov 30 04:53:46 UTC 1999

"M. Lynne Murphy" wrote:
> I just asked at another dinner about "the coffee is making" and a Houstonian
> told me that he's used "make" this way for years.  He agreed with me that
> he'd only use this for coffee in a coffee maker.  If it were in a
> percolator, he'd say "it's percolating" or some such.
> Lynne

I'm a native Houstonian (the few, the proud) and I've never heard that
expression.  What part of town is he from?


P.S.  It sounds like something my older Jewish relatives from New Jersey and
Long Island would say...

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