"See You Later" (1869, 1875); C U L8er (1990)

Mullins, Bill Bill.Mullins at US.ARMY.MIL
Fri Jan 28 16:03:51 UTC 2005

> -----Original Message-----
> From: American Dialect Society
> [mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of Jonathan Lighter
> Sent: Thursday, January 27, 2005 9:14 PM
> Subject: Re: "See You Later" (1869, 1875); C U L8er (1990)
> Speaking of which, a TV talking head yesterday said something
> about "Johnny Carson was a favorite for thirty years. That's
> three generations of Americans."  "Generations" has been used
> loosely for a long time, but this must be the briefest
> specific interpretation yet since *all* Americans are included.

Agree that this is lazy writing, but my grandparents, my parents
and I all were Johnny-watchers.  So three generations isn't too

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