Make/take a left/right, etc.

Joanne M. Despres jdespres at MERRIAM-WEBSTER.COM
Wed Oct 2 14:23:26 UTC 2002

Another directional idiom that seems to vary according to region is
the expression "take vs. make a left/right."  It seems to me that
metropolitan New Yorkers always say "make" in that context,
whereas most New Englanders would say "take."   Has anybody
else noticed this difference?

Joanne Despres

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