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Old 05-07-2021, 11:08 AM   #196
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"Utilize" This was government-speak prior to WW2 because of involvement with the French military. The word is USE! Please USE it! It's short and sweet and easy to spell.
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Old 05-07-2021, 11:09 AM   #197
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"You know" is very common in much of the American Midwest -- Wisconsin, Minnesota, northern Illinois --- you often hear it a lot on broadcasts of Chicago sports....
Yes, my late sister was hugely embarrassed when she found herself saying 'you know'. We mostly grew up near Boston. Definitely a midwest construct.
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Old 05-07-2021, 11:13 AM   #198
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Another is "That is so dope". I'm not sure what the current colloquial is on this one but all I can think of is illegal drugs so I always miss the message.
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Another is "That is so dope". I'm not sure what the current colloquial is on this one but all I can think of is illegal drugs so I always miss the message.
I have a similar problem with the word "sh_t". It was always used for something bad when I was growing up. Can't get used to people nowadays using it as a synonym for "stuff" or "things". I often get a mental picture that is not at all what's intended....
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I have a similar problem with the word "sh_t". It was always used for something bad when I was growing up. Can't get used to people nowadays using it as a synonym for "stuff" or "things". I often get a mental picture that is not at all what's intended....
I seem to remember more than a few decades back running into some great sh_t at various parties.
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