"whenever" for "when"

Stahlke, Herbert F.W. hstahlke at BSU.EDU
Mon Jan 27 19:46:17 UTC 2003

There have been two lengthy discussions of this use of "whenever", especially in the South, on ADS-L, one in October 99 and the second last January.  You can get to them from the Linguist List archive.

Herb Stahlke

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Subject: "whenever" for "when"

Hey FUNKNETters,

Has anyone out there studied the use (only among those around 25 and
younger, as far as I can tell) of "whenever" for "when"? I'm thinking of
examples like "He told me about the party whenever he called".

Thanks in advance for your thoughts.

Matt Juge


Matthew L. Juge, Ph. D.
Assistan Professor
Department of Modern Languages
Southwest Texas State University
601 University Dr
San Marcos, TX  78666
mattjuge at swt.edu

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