Title

That Don't Make Me No Never Mind

Abstract

American dialectal speech contains the expressions That don't make me no never mind and I don't pay that no never mind. The expressions occur in Ozark speech (which first drew my attention to them), but comments from my colleagues and students indicate that they are used too in Mississippi, South Carolina, Alabama, Kentucky, and West Virginia. They are thus found in the Ozarks, the deep South, the Appalachians, and possibly elsewhere. The expressions have also been used occasionally in movies and television programs, thereby reaching a national audience.

Department(s)

Arts, Languages, and Philosophy

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0003-1283

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1982 Duke University Press, All rights reserved.

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