New use of "unless"?
drew.danielson at CMU.EDU
Tue Jan 23 14:02:13 UTC 2001
Mike Salovesh wrote:
> Arnold Zwicky wrote:
> > 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 csli.stanford.edu)
> 1) Could "unless" in this context be a substitute for "lest"?
I have heard people in Central PA use "unlest" in this context.
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