Modal + PP

Arnold Zwicky zwicky at STANFORD.EDU
Tue Jan 3 16:56:23 UTC 2012

On Jan 3, 2012, at 8:47 AM, Alice Faber wrote:
> From a forum posting about today's wind storm in the UK:
> "We‚re in central Scotland. The Forth Bridge is shut, cos you don‚t want
> blown off that fucker"
> (Yes, it's *that* kind of forum, but I was struck by the "want blown
> off" construction from somewhere other than western PA and its environs.)

discussions of such uses of want/need geberally trace them back to Scotland (or to Scots-Irish more generally).


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