Missing PREP differing by dialect

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed Apr 2 15:14:37 UTC 2008


"He shit/shat himself"

"He pissed himself"

vs. BE:

"He shitted _on_ himself"

"He pissed _on_ himself."

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
 -Sam'l Clemens

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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