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Re: CHAT: Yorkshire/Texas (was: dl)

From:Danny Wier <dawier@...>
Date:Thursday, April 26, 2001, 1:42
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From: "John Cowan" <jcowan@...>
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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 is
> > 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. _________________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Get your free address at