Tuesday, April 22, 2008

"Seeing as how"

This is used to mean "since" or "because," and I don't know why it came to mind. I certainly haven't heard anyone say it in ages. Here's one thing that the 1993 edition of The Columbia Guide to Standard English has to say: "countrified and unacceptable at any level." I'm not surprised; I was just curious to see how strongly its use would be condemned.


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