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From: "E Clardy" <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Say . . .how about using "around" date
Date: Tue, 8 May 2001 10:01:03 -0500
Say, how 'bout using our Southern usage of time: 'round eightish (meaning,
5-10 minutes before or after 8:00)? Surely, we can put in our reports, "He
was bawn 'round 1936ish." <g> Of course, everyone in my neck of the woods
would understand this to mean born between late-1935 and early-1937.
And now the big ta-da: "Write for your intended audience" [to quote whoever
first said it and thankfully, they did!]
Just a thought,
P. S. I have globally changed my default birth and death tags to Bawn and
Expired. Works for me... ;)
----- Original Message -----
From: "DeAnna Burghart"
Sent: Monday, May 07, 2001 10:54 PM
Subject: RE: [TMG] Say . . .
> >>Is the use of "say"
> to imply at least some attempt at accuracy a regional or dialectical use
> America? <<
> I think it's idiomatic, George, as in "So pick me up at, say, 8:00?" --
> which means pretty much somewhere between 7 & 9 (a pretty big range for a
> date <g>).
> My interpretation only, of course, and subject (justly) to dispute by
> anyone. ;)
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