Expressions that mean duh

Patti Kurtz tb5fab at GMAIL.COM
Tue Mar 27 02:07:26 UTC 2007

Not exactly a dialect question, but a language one.  I'm trying to come
up with some different expressions that we use to mean "well, duh"-- in
response to a question whose answer is obvious-- for example "Does the
sun rise in the east?"  (these are for a novel I'm working on)

Is there a name for those?  And can you folks cite some examples?


Patti Kurtz
Minot State University

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