personal dative

Douglas G. Wilson douglas at NB.NET
Sat Jul 14 05:48:36 UTC 2001

>... They are associated with southern and/or Appalachian speech, so that
>"I'm gonna git me a new pickup/shotgun" sounds better than "I'm gonna git
>me a new BMW/laser printer" ....

Somebody's using him some eye-dialect to poke fun at us Appalachians:
shame, shame. A few years ago I said, "I'm going to get me an Acura Legend;
it's just as good as a BMW." And I did, and it was. However, what with all
the hills around here, after I got me some sense, I got me a Jeep. (^_^)

-- Doug Wilson, Pittsburgh

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