Anne Gilbert avgilbert at PRODIGY.NET
Sun Nov 28 06:02:05 UTC 1999

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From: <AAllan at AOL.COM>
Sent: Saturday, November 27, 1999 10:28 AM
Subject: spendy

> It's not in the dictionary; but people in Washington State, and Oregon,
> Idaho, and Montana, and maybe Minnesota know what "spendy" means =
> Examples:
>    Faribault County, Minnesota: "I voted for Arne Carlson because he is a
> good businessman and reigned in our spendy legislature for two terms and
> turned up a surplus."
>    Boise, Idaho: "Kempthorne Plan May Be Too Spendy, Some Critics Say."
>    Seattle: "Ferry Ramp Proves Spendy Folly."
>    Portland, Oregon: "Parking Overtime in Portland Gets Spendy."
> Is that the right limit of distribution? Anybody speak of "spendy" in the
> south or east?

I don't know about Minnesota, never having been there, but "spendy" is a
perfectly good word out here, as in "I bought this coat, even though I know
it's a spendy item".  It seems to be a relatively recent innovation.  AT
least I've only heard "spendy" used this way recently.
Anne Gilbert

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