Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Wednesday's Word

Phrase: I'll be. (V. phrase)
Definition: state of perplexity, bewilderment

This phrase is used when one is confounded; viz.,
"Well, I'll be."
"The Green Front (bar) is closed. Election Day."
"Well, if we was desperate, we could get into that home brew you made last week. But closed, huh? I'll be."

(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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