[Ads-l] retro forms

David K. Barnhart dbarnhart at HIGHLANDS.COM
Thu Oct 12 16:04:35 EDT 2017


I went into the local Stewart's Shop to get my papers this morning and was
greeted very nicely by the "opener".  She enquired as to how I felt; I said
"fine".  I returned the query and she said "I'm swell."  She is in her 20's.
Is this use of _swell_ a revival?  Maybe she had heard it from a pre-WW2
movie.

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