Modal + PP

Alice Faber faber at HASKINS.YALE.EDU
Tue Jan 3 17:02:20 UTC 2012

On 1/3/12 11:56 AM, Arnold Zwicky wrote:
> 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).
I kind of thought so, but didn't have anything concrete to pin that on,
and so didn't speculate.

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