[Ads-l] twentysomething

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Tue Mar 22 16:04:42 UTC 2016


The middle-aged may recall that the age-related twentysomething" was
popularized
by the circa 1990 TV series of the same name - which appears to have left
precious little trace on the Net that I can find quickly.

Here it means "twenty [some-] odd" or "some twenty":

CNN crawl:

"20 something dissidents were detained by Cuban authorities."

JL

-- 
"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

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