"not so much"

Robin Hamilton robin.hamilton3 at VIRGINMEDIA.COM
Tue Dec 14 03:27:21 UTC 2010

From: "Ronald Butters" <ronbutters at AOL.COM>

> I don't see how this is a matter for dialectologists. But its rising
> trajectory is certainly a matter of American Speech, and JL's notice here
> strikes me as a worthy reminder that we now have a virtual epidemic.

" ... a virtual epidemic" -- that would be when it goes viral, nah?


> On Dec 13, 2010, at 6:55 PM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
>> I don't understand what you don't understand.
>> This is a recent usage (maybe two usages) that has gone unnoticed by
>> lexicographers or dialectologists.
>> Good enough for me.
>> JL

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