[TR] Needs Repaired

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Tue Jan 28 12:50:13 MST 2020

"Ron L'Herault" <lherault at verizon.net <mailto:lherault at verizon.net> > wrote:

Subject: [TR] needs repaired

>Warning:   This is not Triumph related.   


> I'm an uptight New Englander who was taught English grammar by nuns who

>sticks.  8-).     Face Book, was the first place I'd seen this usage.  Now

>it appears in a mailing list message.


>"Needs Restored like that one."


Ron - 

    I heard something very similar a few years ago.  A friend was
complaining about a crying child and said "That baby needs spanked." Turns
out the speaker was from Pittsburgh. Somehow the future tense ("needs to be
spanked") has evolved out of the language there.  He insisted that
"everybody" there talks like that. YMMV.

Dennis Culligan, Highland, NY / 1976 TR6 CF57948U

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