Border states was Re: "quick a feet"

Barbara Need nee1 at MIDWAY.UCHICAGO.EDU
Wed Oct 9 03:30:08 UTC 2002

>>What border is Kentucky on? I lived  there for years, goin' to
>>Indiana and Ohio and Tennessee, and Illinois and never needed no

I think it's the border between North and South.

Barbara Need

>>A real live example of one of those "a" + plurals we've been talking about...
>>In last night's deciding Game 5 of the National League Divisional
>>Series between the Braves and Giants, announcer Tim McCarver (from
>>some border state like Kentucky--I forget exactly which one) was just
>>about to make a point about how some infielders who are slow runners
>>nevertheless have quick feet as fielders, like Brooks Robinson (as he
>>explained afterward) or J. T. Snow, who had just made a nice play for
>>the Giants.  But in the middle of his utterance, the camera focused
>>on Snow blowing a bubble that exploded over his nose, and McCarver
>>shifted horses mid-sentence:
>>"It's always amazed me how a guy can can blow that big a bubble and
>>have that quick a feet."
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