the thing of it is...

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Sun May 16 19:40:54 UTC 2010

I'd never heard that one. Thanks.


On Thu, May 13, 2010 at 5:13 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at> wrote:

> Are you familiar with the variant, "The thing about it is...," common
> in East TX since at least the '30's? My last living aunt, born 1917,
> has been using this variant for as long as I've been able to
> understand English.
> -Wilson

The American Dialect Society -

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