Charles Doyle cdoyle at UGA.EDU
Thu Jul 20 17:20:49 UTC 2006

DARE marks "ascared" ("ascairt," etc.) as Chiefly South Midland, with quotations from 1926 forward.

Either the New York speaker came from the midland South, or she's non-Chiefly!


---- Original message ----
>Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2006 09:49:48 -0700
>From: Brenda Lester <alphatwin2002 at YAHOO.COM>
>Subject: ascared
>Just caught a news report about the power outage in the Bronx. A woman said she was "ascared."  I was raised in Georgia, and I've always considered that word to be a regionalism, used mostly by young children.
>  Brenda Lester
>  Rhinebeck, NY

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