Belated reply re: "the" wife

Dennis R. Preston preston at PILOT.MSU.EDU
Wed Nov 10 00:53:35 UTC 1999

You didn't spend none of that life in the UK though Bethany.

dInIs (who spent damn little of his there too; couldn't speak the dang
language for one thing; went to Poland instead; learnt it quick)

>On Tue, 9 Nov 1999, Aaron E. Drews wrote:
>>Even if one were a college student (as opposed to a university student), one
>>would say "I'm at college", meaning both that "I'm a student" and "I'm
>>physically at the further education institution as I speak".   I can't think
>>of an instance when anyone would say "in university" or "in college".
>I have said "in college" all my life.

Dennis R. Preston
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Michigan State University
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