A variation on "took and V-ed"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri Apr 18 03:26:57 UTC 2014

On Thu, Apr 17, 2014 at 9:46 PM, Herb Stahlke <hfwstahlke at gmail.com> wrote:

> I grew up a take and speaker in SE Michigan.  We had "took and" and "take
> and."
> "Takes and" and "taking and" just feel wrong to me, and I don't thing they
> were common, if they occurred at all.  I've also heard "up/upped and," but
> that had more a sense of abruptness than the take forms.

I agree.

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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