"Can I help who's next?"

Alice Faber faber at HASKINS.YALE.EDU
Mon Oct 14 21:46:01 UTC 2002

Mark A Mandel wrote:
>And my daughter *also* wonders about "Can I help who's next?", which
>only in the past 2-3 years has she heard in place of "Can I help
>whoever's next?"
>(She's in graduate school; I'm working out of town; we spent some time
>together today for the first time in over a month. With coffee. But I
>figured it would be best for the list to separate the discussion

I first noticed this locution shortly after I moved to New Haven, almost 15
years ago. It was used by all of the counter workers at the coffee joint
closest to the lab.

Alice Faber                                             faber at haskins.yale.edu
Haskins Laboratories                                  tel: (203) 865-6163 x258
New Haven, CT 06511 USA                                     fax (203) 865-8963

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