intransitive "making"

M. Lynne Murphy M_Lynne_Murphy at BAYLOR.EDU
Tue Nov 30 04:41:06 UTC 1999

>From: "A. Vine" <avine at ENG.SUN.COM>
>Subject: Re: intransitive "making"
>Date: Mon, Nov 29, 1999, 11:53 PM

>"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?

Don't know what part of Houston he's from  (I don't know Houston)--he lives
in Waco now...


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