get vs. receive/become

Charles Doyle cdoyle at UGA.EDU
Mon Sep 21 11:39:17 UTC 2009

That "18th-century 'carry'" is, of course, perfectly normal in 20th- (and 21st- ?) century Southern American speech . . . .


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>Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2009 07:02:57 -0400
>From: American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU> (on behalf of "Joel S. Berson" <Berson at ATT.NET>)

>At 9/21/2009 12:47 AM, Wilson Gray wrote:
>>However, I do wish that someone would try to maintain the distinction between "bring" and "take."
>Use the 18th-century "carry", and confuse the hearer even more.  (Judge Sewall "carried" his wife and children to Roxbury on an outing.)

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