LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||28/NOV/2005 4:42 PM|
|Assunto:||Still about yonder and beyond.|
I wrote, "Be aware that "yonder" is rarely used outside the US Air Force hymn. You'll read it in older literature, but it's quite rare in current speech."
Gus, the English spoken by many inhabitants of the states you mention is not what I'd refer to as the cutting edge of current American English. But what do I know?
If every person in those states said "yonder" once a day, when compared to the other Americans who have not said it in the last year, their number would not be a drop in the proverbial bucket. I can't recall when was the last time I heard "yonder", except in the lyrics of the USAF hymn. I probably last heard "brickbat", "gar", "cornpone", and "boudin" about the same time. Sho'nuff.
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