debate on "you did good"
epearsons at RANDOMHOUSE.COM
Wed Aug 15 13:40:57 UTC 2001
Maybe I'm associating too much with my kid, her husband, and their friends.
They say "I'm good" aaalllll the time. We're talking East Coast, late
twenties to mid-thirties. But I've also heard it from 40-something friends,
and now I listen for it, just to check on its growth patterns. There are
certainly times when I feel distinctly unhip saying "Fine."
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Natalie Maynor [mailto:maynor at CS.MSSTATE.EDU]
> Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2001 9:46 AM
> To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
> Subject: Re: debate on "you did good"
> > Right. But the standard answer to "How are you?" wasn't
> "I'm well," it was
> > "Fine," or "Fine, thank you." And that seems to have disappeared.
> > Enid Pearsons
> "Fine" hasn't disappeared around here. It's still the
> standard answer.
> Sometimes "just fine" or "ok" or "great" or "making it" are
> for the standard "fine." I think maybe I've heard "good"
> once or twice
> in my life in answer to "How are you?"
> --Natalie Maynor (maynor at ra.msstate.edu)
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