a whole other question

FRITZ JUENGLING juengling_fritz at SALKEIZ.K12.OR.US
Wed Oct 9 22:42:09 UTC 2002

This is not a Texas-ism.  It is alive and well in both Oregon and Minnesota.

I dunno if it helps with origins, but I was in grad school (in
linguistics) at UT Austin in the mid-late 70s. Some of my classmates
were Texans, but many of us had come to Texas for grad school. I
recall a discussion of both forms ("a whole other" and "a whole
nother"). I can't tell you which came first, but both forms were
definitely alive and kicking in Texas 25 years ago.

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