age of "whenever" users

jaw300t jaw300t at SMSU.EDU
Tue Jan 28 20:13:02 UTC 2003

But it might still be a fruitful area of research.
>===== Original Message From mattjuge at SOCRATES.BERKELEY.EDU =====
>It has now become clear that my initial observation that those who used
>"whenever" in contexts where I use "when" were mostly or exclusively under
>the age of 25 was simply incorrect. In fact, after I posted my initial
>query, I had a conversation with a colleague (from Houston) who is a
>"whenver" user and is nearly 40. I think I hear it most from the
>undergrads around me and then overgeneralized. Sorry for the confusion.

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