Trait on, hate on, etc.

Charles Doyle cdoyle at UGA.EDU
Thu May 25 12:54:40 UTC 2006

Or, antonymically speaking, the venerable Southern "love
on," as when a mother says to a fussy infant, "Do you need
me to love on you?" (meaning 'cuddle, caress, show affection


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>Sender:       American Dialect Society <ADS-
>Poster:       Margaret Lee <mlee303 at YAHOO.COM>
>Subject:      Re: trait on
>"Mark A. Mandel" wrote:   Sounds similar to hip hop's "to
hate on" --Ex, "Don't be hating on me."
>  Margaret Lee

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