[Ads-l] twentysomething

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Wed Mar 23 12:40:27 UTC 2016


Perhaps "twentysomething" is the new "thirtysomething"...

DanG

On Tue, Mar 22, 2016 at 1:24 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

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> No *way*!
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> All right, way.
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> But the principle remains.  "Twentysomething" is fully lexicalized, and
> more common - at least in my life - than "thirtysomething."
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> JL
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> On Tue, Mar 22, 2016 at 12:46 PM, David Daniel <dad at coarsecourses.com>
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> > The 90's TV show was called Thirtysomething. That should make it easier
> to
> > Google.
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> > Poster:       Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM>
> > Subject:      twentysomething
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> > 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=
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> > have left precious little trace on the Net that I can find quickly.
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> > Here it means "twenty [some-] odd" or "some twenty":
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> > CNN crawl:
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> > "20 something dissidents were detained by Cuban authorities."
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