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    Cyburbian michaelskis's avatar
    Apr 2003
    Somewhere between the mountains and the ocean.

    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"...
    If you want different results in your life, you need to do different things than you have done in the past. Change is that simple.

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    Super Moderator luckless pedestrian's avatar
    Aug 2005
    in a meeting
    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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    Chairman of the bored Maister's avatar
    Feb 2004
    on my 15 minute break
    Moderator note:
    split from RTDNTOTO

    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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