Heard on The Judges: localisms

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Thu Jan 22 19:08:13 UTC 2009

At 12:35 PM -0500 1/22/09, Wilson Gray wrote:
>Forty-ish white woman from Brooklyn:
>"Then he stood (i.e. 'stayed') in my house all day."
Nice to see the classic "Brooklynism" (locus classicus: "I shoulda
stood in bed") is still alive and well.  Maybe if my daughter goes on
living there long enough she'll pick it up.


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