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

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Fri Oct 28 03:04:42 UTC 2011

LMAO. Sorry, King's also a BB. I was completely dumbfounded.

On Oct 27, 2011, at 8:01 PM, Wilson Gray wrote:

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> 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 It may be slightly out of date, but please remember I live in a different part of the country and what is current here may be old hat elsewhere.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 In any case, I stand by my comment, slightly out of date or not.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.

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