Central Pennsylvanian English speakers: what are the limitations on the “needs washed” construction?
Using -ed vs. -ing in the “needs washed” construction
Should I say “Needs cleaned…” or “Needs to be cleaned…”
I have a friend who says specific phrases differently than I do. Instead of saying something like
The dishes need to be done
he will say
The dishes need done
He seems to use this form for every sentence that I would say as "[subject] need to be [verb]" (i.e., "The car needs washed", "The dog needs fed", etc...). Is one of these forms "more correct" than the other?