one-time "whenever", live

Mark Sacks msacks at THEWORLD.COM
Tue Sep 4 15:11:19 UTC 2007

>>I've read about (and even written about) episodic "whatever", but
>>I've never actually heard one live as far as I can remember.  Pretty
> This is not too uncommon in casual speech around here (Pittsburgh area).
> -- Doug Wilson
If not, it must be a relatively recent phee-nom. I grew up in Pittsburgh
and have never heard it. True, I moved away decades ago, but I've visited
many times since.

Marc Sacks
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