who's ever next

Joan H. Hall jdhall at WISC.EDU
Tue Dec 1 15:02:07 UTC 2009

Date:    Mon, 30 Nov 2009 14:19:28 -0600
From:    Greg Pulliam <pulliam at IIT.EDU>
Subject: I can help who's next

I heard this repeatedly from the teenaged counter staff at Panera's
in eastern Springfield, IL yesterday. "Who's" presumably replaces the
longer "whoever's."

I regularly hear "I can help who's ever next" in Madison, WI.

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