Modal + PP

Dan Goodman dsgood at IPHOUSE.COM
Wed Jan 4 02:20:58 UTC 2012

On 01/03/2012 10:47 AM, Alice Faber wrote:
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> Sender:       American Dialect Society<ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
> Poster:       Alice Faber<faber at HASKINS.YALE.EDU>
> Organization: Haskins Laboratories
> Subject:      Modal + PP
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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.)

I suspect it was once used in one Ulster County NY community:  Ireland

Is it used anywhere in Canada?

Dan Goodman
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