SO not cool

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Aug 21 02:47:22 UTC 2000

At 9:39 PM -0700 8/20/00, Rudolph C Troike wrote:
>         In your fieldwork in TVland, have you encountered any examples of
>         SO VERY (not) cool/1950s/fired ?

No, I never have.  Actually, "so very cool" might have occurred
without my processing it as an instance of what we're calling Gen-X
'so'.  I could imagine, for example, "I'm feeling so very tired".
But the others, where only the new 'so' could be involved, I'd
definitely have noticed.


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