Posted by Marcia on August 04, 1998 at 09:46:45:
In Reply to: Re: Is This Deja Vu...BACK WOODS STYLE???? posted by Rich on August 04, 1998 at 05:34:46:
: OK, I SURRENDER! However, as I pointed out to my favorite MMMM in an E-Mail, "sudden-like" being a Southern expression has nothing to do with Hawkeye. He was raised by Mohicans in New York, and taught formal English by the very-YANKEE Rev. Wheelock in Connecticut.
Yes, Rich, and as your favorite MMMM pointed out to you in a return email, my expression was "Southern/Country" and I think it valid. Hawkeye was definitely *country* (as opposed to being a City fella). And further he might have been *taught* formal English by Rev. Wheelock...but he sure didn't *speak* formal English. Witness: "I ain't your scout and I sure ain't in no damn militia." That line, amongst many others, indicates to me that Hawkeye talked like the backwoodsman he was. As I also said in my above-referenced post, he was full of "downhome" type expressions, such as "two days an' a bit." But then, why am I belaboring this, since you've surrendered and all...??
: Well, you win some, you lose some ... : )
And some get rained out!
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