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Old 06-13-2007, 03:14 AM
 
Location: Henderson NV
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indications of education, class, laziness, etc..Dale Earnhardt Jr's favorite ' go-to ' line..

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Old 06-13-2007, 07:21 AM
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I've heard and have used that expression here in Chicago (where I was born and raised) many times. I've also heard my cousins use that expression too, they are from and live in New England. I was not aware that it was a marker of 'laziness' or lack of class (whatever that is supposed to mean).

FYI - while perhaps I may be lazy, I have a professional degree and work in the Arts. And while I perhaps have carried over a few vestiges of my blue collar upbringing, I'd hardly, at this point in my life, consider myself uneducated, as I am so painfully reminded each month when the student loan bill arrives.
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Old 06-13-2007, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Journey's End
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I am lost! I don't know what you are asking--and always curious, would like more of an explanation--especially in light of J33's response.
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Old 06-13-2007, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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This gets the "Most Bizarre Thread of the Year" award.
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Old 06-13-2007, 10:55 AM
 
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I hear it from time to time here in Mpls./St. Paul. My college-educated son uses it occasionally. Hadn't heard it any other places I've lived including FL, NY, IA and Milwaukee.

Perhaps it's on old translated ethnic phrase, like "come with", another MSP peculiarity (everyplace else, people say "Wanna come with me?". Here in MSP many say, "Wanna come with?")
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Old 06-13-2007, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Isn't a whatnot a piece of furniture where you display small breakable items?
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Old 06-13-2007, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Isn't a whatnot a piece of furniture where you display small breakable items?
I thought that was a curio
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Old 06-13-2007, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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This gets the "Most Bizarre Thread of the Year" award.
I agree with Steve for once, this thread is pretty strange... How many threads have you posted today milquetoast, maybe it's time to lay off for a while.

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Isn't a whatnot a piece of furniture where you display small breakable items?
I call it a "thingamajigger".
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Old 06-14-2007, 12:16 AM
 
Location: Henderson NV
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Well, at least I'm getting an award, Steve-O! I'll continue to post whatever comes to mind and whatnot. Just curious as to what others may be thinking as I wasn't aware that others thought the term to be endearing in it's cultural application. I became aware of this term only a year or so ago and was led to believe, from others, that it was a lazy way to fill in space when you were too lazy or unable to think of the word you needed. Like, when some people say ' uh ' or ' umm ', or when people say ' like ' or ' you know '. I do it all the time. I don't want to upset anyone with my ignorance, so I apologize. That may be the last time I do that! Let's just end this thread right here cause, guess what, SpeedyAz, I have a new thread. It's titled, " List the major catchphrase from your city ".

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Old 06-14-2007, 10:53 AM
 
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Well, at least I'm getting an award, Steve-O! I'll continue to post whatever comes to mind and whatnot. Just curious as to what others may be thinking as I wasn't aware that others thought the term to be endearing in it's cultural application. I became aware of this term only a year or so ago and was led to believe, from others, that it was a lazy way to fill in space when you were too lazy or unable to think of the word you needed. Like, when some people say ' uh ' or ' umm ', or when people say ' like ' or ' you know '. I do it all the time. I don't want to upset anyone with my ignorance, so I apologize. That may be the last time I do that! Let's just end this thread right here cause, guess what, SpeedyAz, I have a new thread. It's titled, " List the major catchphrase from your city ".
Yeah, it's kind of like putting "'n stuff" (or the saltier version, "'n $h/t") at the end of every other sentence.
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