Heard on The Judges: "over GEOGRAPHICAL LOC"

Dave Hause dwhause at JOBE.NET
Wed May 14 01:50:34 UTC 2008

My father (b 1912, in the Poconos, PA) used some like this:  "down home" was
his maternal grandmother's, down hill and across the road;  "up home" was
(AFAIR) his own house;  and "over home" was his paternal grandfather's, two
or three miles away.
Dave Hause, dwhause at jobe.net
Waynesville, MO
----- Original Message -----
From: "Wilson Gray" <hwgray at GMAIL.COM>

"He was with his friends _over north_."

I've never heard this type of locution in the wild before.


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