a locus classicus for fronted "anymore"

ronbutters at AOL.COM ronbutters at AOL.COM
Tue Aug 18 20:06:16 UTC 2009

I wonder how many times fronted positive ANYMORE has been discussed here! Yes it is common in the upper Midwest and is a feature so commonly noted that one wonders how anyone could find it remarkable, let alone painful. It is indeed no wonder that Roger Shuy, Dennis Preston, and now Arnold Zwicky have cancelled out.
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From: Laurence Horn
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At 11:58 AM -0500 8/18/09, Scot LaFaive wrote:
>  >
>>  I'm surprised! I must have heard more positive (including fronted)
>>  _anymore_s during the four years I lived in Wisconsin than I heard in my
>>  other 60 years living in the Northeast and California.
>I'm surprised as well. I've lived in Wisconsin all my life (four years in
>the Madison area and 30 in the west central area), and I can't remember
>hearing natives of either area using positive "anymore" on any regular (or
>irregular) basis. Whereabouts did you live in Wisconsin.

Madison (1977-81)


>This is very
>interesting. Wonder what DARE says about this for Wisconsin.... (Joan?)

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