Modal + PP

Paul Johnston paul.johnston at WMICH.EDU
Tue Jan 3 17:55:48 UTC 2012

Dear Alice,
That sort of construction is fine in Scotland, where the W PA/WV usage came from (via Ulster).  I even picked it up myself during my Edinburgh years and still use it, even though I'm not from an American area that does.
As far as I know, it is General Scots and Northumbrian--I'm not sure about the "Norse Crescent" dialects from Carlisle to York and Hull.

Paul Johnston
On Jan 3, 2012, at 11:47 AM, Alice Faber wrote:

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> 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.)
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