avgilbert at PRODIGY.NET
Sun Nov 28 06:02:05 UTC 1999
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Sent: Saturday, November 27, 1999 10:28 AM
> It's not in the dictionary; but people in Washington State, and Oregon,
> Idaho, and Montana, and maybe Minnesota know what "spendy" means =
> 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.
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