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  •  No worries at all (5+ / 0-)

    I had no idea it was a popular term in the South! It makes sense though. Lots of cool vernacular from down that way. So learn something new every day. I appreciate your sincerely gracious apology. Can we clone you? More posters on this site could learn something from this exchange. And, we've both learned something new to boot!

    FWIW, I've been teased by my idiomatic use a few times, and like I said, I'm totally guilty of using weird, antiquated words without always knowing I'm doing it or being unclear. Ditto philosophical terms. It took me a very, very long time to understand that "Pragmatic" was a political term with an extremely different meaning than what I was used to from Philosophy and Linguistics both! This confused me for ages.

    The funny part is that, when typing it out, I had a very Shakespearean sort of voice in my head, solemn and staid and slightly lofty. To transpose that to a Southern Right Wing vernacular cracks me up now. Oi vey. I love language and all of its curiosities, truly.

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