a locus classicus for fronted "anymore"

Alison Murie sagehen7470 at ATT.NET
Wed Aug 19 14:12:47 UTC 2009

I may have posted on this before.  I first heard positive "anymore"
from a neighbor in Shelton, WN, in 1947 (which neighbor had moved
there during the war from  rural MO).   I was startled by what, to me,
was a novel use. I had grown up in Lincoln NE & Chicago North Shore.
My older brother began using it after living many years in Portland,
OR.  Go figure.

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