"Thaaat's what I'm talking about!"

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Fri Oct 28 01:50:45 UTC 2011

FWIW, pronouncing "about" without the initial syllable provides more emphasis. Haven't seen the commercial, so I don't know which one he's using.

Benjamin Barrett
Seattle, WA

On Oct 27, 2011, at 12:19 PM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:

> There's a current TV commercial in which B.B. King says this.
> Contextually it can only mean, "Yes, indeed, I think that's really great!"

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