Wednesday, May 07, 2008

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

Word: I guess (affirmation)
Definition: Contrary to its literal meaning, this translates "without doubt"

"Your sport was mad when he missed a standing shot on that big buck."
"Mad? I guess. He wound his rifle right 'round a maple tree. Nice new thirty-ought-six!"

(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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