St Louis dialect
stevekl at PANIX.COM
Tue Sep 11 13:03:05 UTC 2001
On Fri, 7 Sep 2001, Douglas G. Wilson wrote:
> Yes, I've heard it rarely in MI (and IL, I think). I don't recall ever
> hearing 'depants' although it seems natural and transparent.
I grew up in MI (1966-1986) and lived in IL (1986-1996). It's not in my
active vocabulary, but is in my passive one, and I can't for the life of
me figure out how, but I'm familiar with the term. Is it possible some
author like Paul Zindel or Judy Blume used it in a book?
-- Steve Kl.
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