[Ads-l] All well

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sat Mar 28 20:34:45 UTC 2015

A misinterpretation of "Aw, well"? At one time, I pronounced "cow" as
"cowl" - well, as "moo-cowl," actually. I even used "cowlboys 'n' In'ians
[InIj at nz]."

On Sat, Mar 28, 2015 at 4:06 PM, Joe Salmons <jsalmons at wisc.edu> wrote:

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> Somebody just asked me about the expression -- one they use -- 'all well'
> (specifically NOT 'oh well') as in: "It would be for instance if someone
> said 'it's raining outside so we can't go fishing.' I would respond "all
> well" and wouldn't be super disappointed.
> DARE doesn't seem to have it. Is this something that folks are familiar
> with?
> Thanks,
> Joe
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