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June 18th, 2004
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You know you're from Indiana if . . .

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From:treacle_well
Date:June 18th, 2004 09:45 am (UTC)
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Example: "Where's my coat at? or "If you go to the mall I wanna go with." [Doesn't everyone do this?]

No.

Okay, I might say "Where's my coat at" but I don't say say "...go with." Buth I think the "go with" example is a bad example of the statement. It doesn't so much end with an unnecessary preposition as drop the object of the preposition, I think.

To me it seems like it's a shortened form of "go with you" (in this specific example), or "go with me" in other uses. I've heard people say it, but not often, and R and I recently discussed this phrase when we heard it in some episodes of Buffy--we both find it a bit jarring and find ourselves doing this "wait for the end of the sentence" thing. Neither of us grew up hearing this phrase or saying it.

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From:treacle_well
Date:June 18th, 2004 09:49 am (UTC)
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Ur. Might be the phrase actually discussed was "wanna come with" instead of "wanna come with me." Same concept though.
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