Dueling dialects

James Harbeck jharbeck at SYMPATICO.CA
Wed Jul 29 04:35:14 UTC 2009

As it happens, I grew up in Alberta used to the way the neighbour
says it. This Wednesday is Wednesday this week; next Wednesday is
Wednesday next week. I'm not sure if that was mainly local influence
or if it came from my parents, who are from the Buffalo area.
Whatever the case, it didn't seem to hold in Boston and it doesn't
seem to hold in Toronto, so now I've gotten to doing it Jerry's way.

James Harbeck.

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

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