[Ads-l] twentysomething

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed Mar 23 01:34:56 UTC 2016


> On Mar 22, 2016, at 12:04 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> The middle-aged may recall that the age-related twentysomething" was
> popularized
> by the circa 1990 TV series of the same name - which appears to have left
> precious little trace on the Net that I can find quickly.

You should probably look under thirtysomething, which was its actual name.  More of a trace there.

LH (a fan of the show under its original name)
> 
> Here it means "twenty [some-] odd" or "some twenty":
> 
> CNN crawl:
> 
> "20 something dissidents were detained by Cuban authorities."
> 
> JL
> 
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