[Ads-l] "a coupla three"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Dec 17 00:28:38 UTC 2015

On Wed, Dec 16, 2015 at 6:32 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>

> I'd never noticed the phrase in NYC, but encountered it the first day I was
> in Knoxville.
I forgot to mention that "a coupla three," spelled as "a couple _or_
three," is in the UD. The definer claims that the phrase is peculiar to
*Texas*. And, of course, G. Washington was a Virginian. So, maybe "a coupla
three" is more a Southern thing than a GenAm thing.

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