flanigan at OHIOU.EDU
Wed Jun 18 17:21:33 UTC 2003
At 10:28 AM 6/18/2003 -0400, you wrote:
>>I heard this morning a radio personality use anyways several times. My
>>use is anyway, I think.
>>In DARE the entry is designated "now chiefly Sth, S Midl." The radio
>>personality was born and bread in New York City.
>>I notice that anywheres does not have any regional restriction.
>My impression is that it correlates with informality rather than
>region. I've heard it in the northeast.
I hear it only sporadically here in SE Ohio (traditionally S Midl), and
usually from students from larger urban areas, like Dayton and
Columbus. It isn't a form the locals and rural people use, as far as I can
tell. I seem to recall that Labov or someone discussed this as an
urban-hopping phenomenon, but I don't know where -- CFR, anyone?
I don't detect an informality link; those who use it use it consistently, I
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