Double modal

Scot LaFaive spiderrmonkey at HOTMAIL.COM
Thu Dec 28 17:35:42 UTC 2006

This weekend, while suffering through "Smoky Mountain Christmas" starring
Lee Majors and Dolly Parton, I heard Lee Majors' character use a double
modal ("might could"). This isn't thrilling (esp. considering that at least
one of writers is from the South as is Lee Majors), but it did stand out a
little. I was surprised that a cheesy, feel-good, mass market movie would
use a double modal that might frighten the Northerners.
Just thought it was worth noting.


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