"like that"

Peter Richardson prichard at LINFIELD.EDU
Mon Jan 15 16:57:51 UTC 2001

On Sun, 14 Jan 2001, Beverly Flanigan wrote:

> It isn't the same at all.  It's simply a double complementizer, like "as
> if" and "so that."  It's regionally restricted, as far as I know, to the
> central South (Tennessee and southward, maybe in Texas also--I've hear GW
> Bush use it)

Well, it's rampant up here in the Northwest, even among them what one
would think don't, like, do it.


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