A Pennsylvanian?

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Tue Jul 26 19:11:14 UTC 2011

I think that's well known as Midwestern grammar. Things like "The clothes need washed."

Benjamin Barrett
Seattle, WA

On Jul 26, 2011, at 12:02 PM, Wilson Gray wrote:

> "He doesn't _need sold_ on the Macintosh. He already bought one."
> I had to read the above slowly, word by word, before my wife finally said,
> "To be!"

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