I don't go there

Aaron E. Drews aaron at LING.ED.AC.UK
Thu Jan 20 13:59:30 UTC 2000

On Thu, 20 Jan 2000 Dfcoye at AOL.COM wrote:

}Last June I heard the phrase "I don't go there" for the first time and now
}I'm hearing it everywhere.  I heard it first from a friend visiting from LA,
}meaning roughly 'I don't allow myself to think about that kind of thing'--
}A colleague here used it recently in the form "Don't even go there" i.e.,
}'stop teasing me' in the course of an email exchange on our fac. list-serve.
}Anyone have any guesses as to how long this has been around and where it

I noticed my friends from southern California using it in the summer of
1996.  It hadn't made it's way to me in Washington DC at the time.


Aaron E. Drews                               The University of Edinburgh
aaron at ling.ed.ac.uk                  Departments of English Language and
http://www.ling.ed.ac.uk/~aaron       Theoretical & Applied  Linguistics


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