Re: CHAT: Yorkshire/Texas (was: dl)
|From:||Danny Wier <dawier@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, April 26, 2001, 1:42|
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Cowan" <jcowan@...>
Sent: Tuesday, April 24, 2001 4:50 PM
Subject: Re: CHAT: Yorkshire/Texas (was: dl)
> Andrew Chaney wrote:
> > Indeed, if memory serves, pre-civil war (1860-ish) the US was much more
> > a loose conglomerate of states rather than the unified entity it istoday.
> Not all that loose. But it did, interestingly, take plural agreement,
> and phrases like "The United States, or any of them" would seem very
> strange today.
I've heard the expression "in these United States" used.
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