Dave Hause dwhause at JOBE.NET
Thu Feb 5 01:33:57 UTC 2004

I think "Mom 'n' 'ems" is probably a possessive rather than a plural and it
doesn't necessarily mean that Mom has more than one companion.  My wife uses
it with some frequency (central Illinois with mother and grandmother from
southern Indiana, which I suppose is South Midlands.)
Dave Hause, dwhause at
Ft. Leonard Wood, MO
----- Original Message -----
From: "Beverly Flanigan" <flanigan at OHIOU.EDU>

Two more:  We're going over to Mom 'n' 'ems (pl.).  "And them" is a common
pl. in AAVE (or maybe Gullah); is this possessive variant common outside
the South/South Midland?

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