"Give me some sugar" ... alive and well

David Bowie db.list at PMPKN.NET
Wed Dec 19 13:45:49 UTC 2007

From:    Joseph Salmons <jsalmons at WISC.EDU>
> On Dec 18, 2007, at 4:55 PM, Dennis Preston wrote:

>> 'Give me some sugar' was very common among white folk in Southern
>> Illinois, Southern Indiana, Northern Kentucky, including use by my
>> grandparents, making it  much older, in the early 40s and 50s. It is
>> it old timey indeed; could be gone.

> Oh, this one is far from dead ... at least among my relatives in North
> Carolina.

Just reporting that it's still alive, at least among older speakers, in
Southern Maryland.

David Bowie                               University of Central Florida
     Jeanne's Two Laws of Chocolate: If there is no chocolate in the
     house, there is too little; some must be purchased. If there is
     chocolate in the house, there is too much; it must be consumed.

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