bfeldt at WORKPLACEPRODUCTIONS.COM
Sun Nov 11 17:02:33 UTC 2001
My brother-in-law, who comes from rural Pennsylvania, uses "whenever" this
way (in all contexts in which "when" might be expected). He's the only
person I've ever heard use it.
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From: "Jennifer Beckman" <jeb4c4 at MIZZOU.EDU>
Sent: Saturday, November 10, 2001 7:01 AM
Subject: <No subject given>
> I'm investigating the (presumably Southern) use of temporally
> specific/non-habitual "whenever" in Missouri. For example: "Whenever I
> was working on this last night (referring to one specific occasion) I had
> some problems," "I was in the shower whenever you came over last night,"
> and, more curious, perhaps, "There was a time whenever I didn't know what
> wanted to do with my life." I have canvassed the ADS-L archive and the
> American Speech indexes and haven't found any reference to this
> feature. Any input (knowledge of this feature, recommendations for
> investigating it, etc.) would be greatly appreciated.
> Jennifer Beckman
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