Bruce Hunter bhunter3 at MINDSPRING.COM
Sun Apr 11 16:00:19 UTC 2010

Also in western NY, Erie County, rural family, my mother's aunt (late),
until late 1990's.

Bruce Hunter

Steve Kleinedler wrote:
> As a native Michigander it is completely in my idiolect. When I go
> home, because I see my extended family in social contexts where food
> is involved, I hear it all the time in contrast to homemade.
> In fact, it wasn't until I was in my early thirties when I was working
> on that run of B in the American Heritage Dictionary did I come to
> find that not only is it regional, but pretty much everyone outside of
> Michigan finds it pretty weird.
> --short message because it's from my iPhone
> On Apr 11, 2010, at 5:07, Michael Quinion <wordseditor at WORLDWIDEWORDS.ORG
> > wrote:
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>> Poster:       Michael Quinion <wordseditor at WORLDWIDEWORDS.ORG>
>> Organization: World Wide Words
>> Subject:      Boughten
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>> The leader of the Conservative Party, David Cameron (Eton and
>> Oxford), was
>> visiting a big bakery in Bolton last week. He made a joke about his
>> failure to make his own bread: "So it'll be back to boughten loaves in
>> future." This adjective (meaning shop-bought) isn't known in standard
>> British English, though it was once in the dialects of southern
>> England
>> (almost completely defunct now, I believe). I'm wondering if Cameron
>> might
>> have picked it up in the US. Some newspaper comments I've read suggest
>> that, though it's known, it's deprecated as dialectal or regional.
>> What do
>> you say about its US distribution and status?
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>> Michael Quinion
>> Editor, World Wide Words
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