Query: Dialect Ten

Grant Barrett gbarrett at WORLDNEWYORK.ORG
Thu Jun 27 14:18:44 UTC 2002

On 6/26/02 17:44, "Grant Barrett" <gbarrett at WORLDNEWYORK.ORG> wrote:

> Please respond to the original sender as well as the list, not just to me.
> ------ Forwarded Message
> From: "Michele Marietta" <mmarietta at garygroup.com>
> Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2002 14:36:38 -0700
> Subject: dialect ten
> hi there.
> have you heard of this?
> do you know where it's from - which region of the US?
> I'm curious and haven't found a thing about it on the internet.

She followed up with this, which explains what "dialect ten" is supposed to

i'm taking a linguistics class at my university and we were presented with a

"mark's shirt needs ironed."

we all thought it was rubbish, but the instructor assured us that it was
indeed a dialect, dialect ten, and that
he'd grown up in the area of the US where that was considered a fine
sentence.  however, he didn't tell us
where dialect ten was from.


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