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 instead of saying something like
The dishes need to be done
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?