[Ads-l] twentysomething

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Tue Mar 22 17:24:42 UTC 2016


No *way*!

All right, way.

But the principle remains.  "Twentysomething" is fully lexicalized, and
more common - at least in my life - than "thirtysomething."

JL

On Tue, Mar 22, 2016 at 12:46 PM, David Daniel <dad at coarsecourses.com>
wrote:

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> The 90's TV show was called Thirtysomething. That should make it easier to
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> The middle-aged may recall that the age-related twentysomething" was
> popularized by the circa 1990 TV series of the same name - which appears
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> have left precious little trace on the Net that I can find quickly.
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> Here it means "twenty [some-] odd" or "some twenty":
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> CNN crawl:
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> "20 something dissidents were detained by Cuban authorities."
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