Darla Wells lethe9 at GMAIL.COM
Mon Apr 12 16:44:23 UTC 2010

They used to tell us kids to quieten down and I heard boughten a few times
too usually with was. This was in the Ark-La-Tex area in the 60's and early
70's. My stepmother's family used it; they were very country people, not
sure where they were from originally. They were kind of Appalachian sounding
to my inexperienced ears.

2010/4/11 Grant Barrett <gbarrett at>

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> Also see MWDEU on "quieten":
> Also, we had a caller to the radio show (which we didn't answer on the
> air) recently who asked about "broughten" which googles passably well:
> Grant Barrett
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