"anymore" = "not previously but now"

David A. Daniel dad at POKERWIZ.COM
Sat Nov 14 21:22:12 UTC 2009

I, almost sixty-ish, from Southeast CA, also find this sentence unworthy of
note. Anymore - meaning now, these days, nowadays - is normal for me, and
has been since I was a kid. Although, it does ring a little old fashioned
now, as I think about it.

Palin's book on Amazon. It says: “People who bought this book
 well, people
who bought this book had never bought a book before."

-----Original Message-----
My wife, a sixty-ish native of Northeast PA, is unable to discern what
makes this sentence worthy of note, unless it's, perhaps, the use of

"... directly anyway, but for ..."

Instead of

"... directly, anyway. But, for ..."


On Sat, Nov 14, 2009 at 2:47 PM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at att.net> wrote:
>:      "anymore" = "not previously but now"
>  From an email message:
> "Many scholarly publishers anymore send the author to the indexer
> directly anyway, but for those who don't, I will ask if I feel I need
> clarification."
> Joel
> ------------------------------------------------------------
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