Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jan 19 01:05:20 UTC 2011

OED doesn't seem to cover - even with a citation - predicative exx. like
Sister Sledge's "We are Family!"

Nor does it cover Gov. Palin's non-count usage in Episode One of _SP's
Alaska_, "Family always comes first, and that's just the way it's gotta
be!"  Another recent cliche is "It's all about family.'

"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

The American Dialect Society -

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