[Ads-l] "I wasn't taking him home,

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jul 16 22:07:55 EDT 2018


with him being in that bad of a condition!"

I post this construction only because at least one person here finds it
strange.

To me, it's as familiar as, e.g. "I'm through with..." instead of "I'm done
with..." The speaker was a thirty-ish white woman with a Southern accent.
Maybe it's peculiar to us "good folks who come from home."
-- 
-Wilson
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All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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