[Ads-l] sad on you

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Mon Nov 23 23:14:41 UTC 2015


> very common in Australia

Almost universal, as I understand it.

JL

On Mon, Nov 23, 2015 at 3:07 PM, David Daniel <dad at coarsecourses.com> wrote:

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> "Good on you" is very common in Australia. Same meaning as "good for you"
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> Poster:       Brian Hitchcock <brianhi at SKECHERS.COM>
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> In my wife's family (and thus in our family; i.e., to our kids) we often
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>         Good on you!
> Meaning "good job-you did that well".
> My wife's maternal grandfather was a Danish immigrant and Idaho farmer; it
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> I have no idea how common this was elsewhere.=3D20
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