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Alice Faber faber at HASKINS.YALE.EDU
Wed Jul 25 16:40:12 UTC 2001

Dennis R. Preston said:
>What's the history of "majorly"? I've seen (and never heard) it only
>very recently (and, perhaps mistakenly, associate it with what I
>might call (noncondescendingly, I hope) "youth culture." I'm sure
>some of word-watchers can let us in on the history of this (which may
>be ancient for all I know; my life has been pretty sheltered).

I first noticed this about 15 years ago. It's one of those words that I
associate with a specific person, a grad student at the University of
Florida. He was born and raised in Florida, and has lived there most of his
life (after occasional detours to Washington DC and France). I can date
this fairly well, as I left Florida in January of 1988. (This student was
most definitely *not* the sort who would pick up things from "youth
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