Countable folks

Tim Frazer tcf at MACOMB.COM
Thu Jan 25 04:13:09 UTC 2001

I first noticed this use of "folks" in CNN Gulf War coverage about 10 years
ago.  In military briefings, a general would say about the Iraqis, "the
Iraqis still have some of their folks in this area,"
 or the like.  The "folks" would then get hit with firebombs and other heavy
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