[Ads-l] "I wasn't taking him home,

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jul 17 02:07:55 UTC 2018

with him being in that bad of a condition!"

I post this construction only because at least one person here finds it

To me, it's as familiar as, e.g. "I'm through with..." instead of "I'm done
with..." The speaker was a thirty-ish white woman with a Southern accent.
Maybe it's peculiar to us "good folks who come from home."
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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