[Ads-l] "soooooo," adv.

Benjamin Barrett mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM
Sun Oct 9 20:35:01 EDT 2016


Nice citation. Is that the good meaning of “homely” or the bad one? BB

> On 9 Oct 2016, at 14:40, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> This prolonged, semi-humorous pronunciation isn't currently noteworthy
> (Ex." That is soooooo twentieth century!").
> 
> But a 1919 ex. may be:
> 
> 1919 in Allen Peck _Allen Peck's WW1 Letters Home_ (N.Y.: iUniverse, 2005)
> 172: That swell Mr. Jones is so-oo attentive to Miss Smith who I think is
> so homely, etc.
> 
> JL
> 

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