on tomorrow

Joan Houston Hall jdhall at WISCMAIL.WISC.EDU
Wed Jun 11 22:26:41 UTC 2003

DARE's evidence for it (at "on" sense 2c, in the phrases "on yesterday,"
"on tomorrow," "on last week") is especially from Virginia.  Our first
quote is from 1829, our most recent is from 1945; glad to have your new

At 04:14 PM 6/11/2003 -0400, you wrote:
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>Subject:      on tomorrow
>Does anyone know of (or say) the phrase "on tomorrow", as in "There will be
>football practice on tomorrow" or "The meeting will be on tomorrow."  A
>friend who teaches at a predominantly African American high school in
>suburban Atlanta says it is used all of the time by students.  I was
>wondering about the history of the phrase and whether or not it's
>specifically associated with AAVE or the South.  Also, I assume it's
>parallel to "on __day", as in "I have to go to the doctor on Friday."

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