debate on "you did good"

A. Maberry maberry at U.WASHINGTON.EDU
Wed Aug 15 15:57:47 UTC 2001

I think that the situation out here is pretty much as Natalie describes
it, at least among members of my generation.

maberry at

On Wed, 15 Aug 2001, Natalie Maynor wrote:

> > 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 substitutes
> 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

More information about the Ads-l mailing list