New use of "unless"?

Arnold Zwicky zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Mon Jan 22 23:40:21 UTC 2001

herb stahlke records an occurrence of
 >"I can't eat it like that unless I have heartburn all night."

i'm fairly sure i've heard "without" used this way in pennsylvania
dutch country, but i don't think i've heard "unless".

arnold (zwicky at

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