"or so"

James Smith jsmithjamessmith at YAHOO.COM
Tue Sep 9 12:44:37 UTC 2008

--- On Mon, 9/8/08, Jesse Sheidlower <jester at PANIX.COM> wrote:

> Subject: Re: "or so"
> Date: Monday, September 8, 2008, 3:12 PM
> On Mon, Sep 08, 2008 at 01:56:12PM -0700, Jonathan Lighter
> wrote:

> Yes. It doesn't have that nuance to me; _or so_ is just
> 'approximately' in my idiolect.
> Jesse Sheidlower

Dare I just say "Ditto"?

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