Interesting sentence ...

Dennis R. Preston preston at MSU.EDU
Tue Nov 22 22:00:29 UTC 2005

Come with, go with, no object, very common in German(ic) influenced
areas throughout the Midwest. Sounds like waiting for the second shoe
to fall to me.


>to me, anyway:
>"A friend was with and she drove me home,"
>spoken by a woman from Illinois. Unfortunately, there was no context to
>indicate where in Illinois she was from.
>A WAG is northwest Illinois.
>-Wilson Gray

Dennis R. Preston
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Department of English
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Michigan State University
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