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Omission of "to be" in certain dialects?

Occasionally, in the wide wide world of the interwebs, I will stumble upon a sentence like "My shirt needs washed," instead of "My shirt needs to be washed" or "My shirt needs washing." I'm guessing this is a feature of certain American dialects, but I'd be interested to know which ones and how it originated.
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  • A very strange Etruscan inscription

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