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    So and so, what-not, and other nonsense phrases, or what have you

    I never understood the idea of people using "so and so" to describe a person as in "Betty said that those pant's made so and so look fat." Same thing with "such and such"...
    "A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong, gives it a superficial appearance of being right, and raises at first a formidable outcry in defense of custom. Time makes more converts than reason." - Thomas Paine Common Sense.

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    people here us the term "what-not" at the end of every sentence - as in, "so I talked to him and what-not" - huh?

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    I heard my dad playfully threaten Junior the other day with a 'you better sit back down or I'll give you whodunnit and a what-for' while shaking his fist. Been a while since I heard that one.
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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