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Rudolph C Troike
rtroike at U.ARIZONA.EDU
Sun Apr 16 05:23:54 UTC 2000
I agree with Robert Kelly's interpretation; the quoted DARE definition (I
didn't check it myself) is too spare to derive the sense of disapproving
incredulity implied. Interesting how an important implication might be lost
in a dictionary definition.
I am certainly familiar with the usage from south Texas, but I
can't identify any particular source, though it sounds a bit old fashioned
and primarily female.
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