Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Wednesday's Word
formerly known as the "What're Words For..."

Word: Never been known to (Adj phrase)
Definition: new occurrence

Try to become familiar with this common expression and its contrast, been known to.

"I don't know what ails that Tony's head. He's never been known to get his wood in before Christmas."


"Would you take a drink?"
"Well, I've been known to." (Translation: You bet! A drink refused is lost forever.)

(Definition from: "How To Talk Yankee", by Gerald Lewis & Tim Sample, copyright 1979, 1986 by The Thorndike Press; copyright 1989 by the First North Country Press)

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