[Ads-l] Facebookery: Pennsylvania conservative writes

Michael Everson everson at EVERTYPE.COM
Tue Jul 17 11:29:35 UTC 2018

This construction is not uncommon. It’s also found in Scots. 

Long ago a friend from Reading (Pennsylvania) told me that “Your hair needs warshed” was a Pittsburghism.

> On 16 Jul 2018, at 20:27, Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> "[Dem. Gov.] Wolfe _needs voted out_ [for proposing to use public funds for
> removing lead from public schools].”

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