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

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri Oct 28 03:01:07 UTC 2011

On Thu, Oct 27, 2011 at 10:37 PM, Benjamin Barrett <gogaku at ix.netcom.com> wrote:
> Your judgments on the speech I hear and use strike me as bizarre.
> Among other things, I don't use the word "girl" in that manner at all.
> My grandfather, born in 1899, wouldn't have used the expression at all.
> It may be slightly out of date, but please remember I live in a different part of the country and what is current here may be old hat elsewhere. I will admit I do not have a lot of exposure to conversational English on a daily basis, so my experience may be skewed.
> In any case, I stand by my comment, slightly out of date or not.
> BB

Your comment isn't a response to my comment, I take it, since my
comment has nothing whatsoever to do with your earlier comment.

FWIW, WRT my grandfathers, one was born in 1865 in Moundville, AL, the
other in 1877 in Marshall, TX.
All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint
to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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