[Ads-l] Facebookery: Pennsylvania conservative writes

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Jul 16 23:58:33 EDT 2018


Popping up elsewhere as well, with the distribution depending in part on the main verb; see “Recent Survey Results” at https://ygdp.yale.edu/phenomena/needs-washed
It has served (somewhat misleadingly) as a shibboleth for Pittsburghese, which makes Wilson’s cite possibly appropriate, depending on which part of PA is home for the FB poster Who’s Afraid of Governor Wolfe.

LH

> On Jul 16, 2018, at 11:43 PM, Mark Mandel <mark.a.mandel at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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> That construction, I have heard, is Midwestern.
> 
> Mark
> 
> Mark Mandel
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> On Mon, Jul 16, 2018 at 3:27 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
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>> "[Dem. Gov.] Wolfe _needs voted out_ [for proposing to use public funds for
>> removing lead from public schools]."
>> 
>> --
>> -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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