[Ads-l] "soooooo," adv.

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Oct 9 20:41:26 EDT 2016


Can't tell for certain, but Peck was an American.  Presumably he had the
bad meaning in mind.

JL

On Sun, Oct 9, 2016 at 8:35 PM, Benjamin Barrett <mail.barretts at gmail.com>
wrote:

> 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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