LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||29/NOV/2005 10:21 AM|
|Assunto:||Still about yonder and beyond.|
My dad was from Kansas and my mother from Oklahoma. My three siblings were born in Colorado. My best friend in California is Texan. A significant percentage of my colleagues were from the South. Have you ever been to a June-teenth party? I wouldn't say I was isolated or insulated. What did Will Rogers say about California? Wasn't something about how God had turned the US on its side and the loose nuts had gone to California? Have you lived there? If you have, you know that in the Los Angeles area Southerners are not difficult to find. Nor grits. Nor cornbread.
I mentioned those states earlier because they had mentioned in the post to which I was responding.
I do not recall when was the last time I came across "yonder" in a book or magazine. If the word is so common and accepted, this seems a bit odd to me. Maybe, of course, I'm not at the stage that senior moments last five-ten years at a time. Could be.
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