Max Hunter Folk Song Collection

Alice Faber faber at HASKINS.YALE.EDU
Thu Dec 12 17:19:43 UTC 2002

Yes there is. The "correct" past tense for 'dive' is 'went diving' or
'took a dive'.

Beverly Flanigan said:
>There ain't no "correct" past tense for 'dive'!  Pass that on to your boss.
>At 03:30 PM 12/11/2002 -0500, you wrote:
>>I searched the archives and didn't see this mentioned before. Don't ask how
>>my search went from:
>>the correct past tense for dive
>>to Longfellow's "The Song of Hiawatha"
>>to Johnny Preston's "Running Bear"
>>to an audio database of folk songs sung by people from Missouri, Arkansas
>>and Oklahoma,
>>but ya'll know how the Web sometimes works. Anyway, for anybody who was
>>unaware this was on-line and would like to have a listen:
>>My apologies if this is repetitive.

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