BE _dah-dah-dah_ (UNCLASSIFIED)

Jim Parish jparish at SIUE.EDU
Thu Aug 6 22:30:32 UTC 2009

Mullins, Bill AMRDEC wrote:
> Possibly related to "yada, yada, yada"?  I've heard "di-dah, di-dah,
> di-dah" used similarly, probably by white folks.

The version used in my family - I have no idea whether it was used by
anyone else - was "di-dup, di-dah". I still use it occasionally.

Jim Parish

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