"Can I help who's next?"

Peter A. McGraw pmcgraw at LINFIELD.EDU
Tue Oct 15 20:34:17 UTC 2002

I hear "can I help who's next" fairly frequently "down south" here in
Oregon, along with "the next (person) in line."   "Who's ever next" sounds
odd to me.

Peter Mc

--On Tuesday, October 15, 2002 10:18 AM -0700 Anne Gilbert
<avgilbert at PRODIGY.NET> wrote:

> Bemjamin:
>> The "who's ever next" sounds most normal to my ear.
> "Who's ever next" sounds more or less normal to me, especially after
> having lived in Texas for a while.  "Who's next" sounds kinda strange.  I
> don't know about you, but I've never heard "who's next" out here.  It's
> usually(in grocery stores, etc), "Can I help the next person in line", or
> "I can help you at  ___"
> Anne G
> Live from Seattle, Washington
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                               Peter A. McGraw
                   Linfield College   *   McMinnville, OR
                            pmcgraw at linfield.edu

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