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From: Lee Hoffman <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Say . . .
Date: Tue, 08 May 2001 09:54:51 -0400
george legge wrote:
>It reminds me of the time when I said to an American "uh-huh", meaning
>"yes". I was surprised to find that he always took it to mean "no". Since
>then I have not used "uh-huh" or "uh-uh".
I suspect most American would understand "uh-huh" to mean "yes." But if
two Americans from, say <g>, the New England area and the deep south area,
then one might mis-interpret the speech of the other due to differing
accents. I suspect this was the situation in the case you mentioned. Some
years ago, I had a bit of a problem understanding the mother of someone I
dated. Seems she was from Australia. After I got to know her, I was able
to understand her as well (or better in some cases) as some Americans.
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