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Re: Sh!

From:Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
Date:Tuesday, September 10, 2002, 14:29
On Tue, 10 Sep 2002 09:10:40 -0400 "Karapcik, Mike"
<KarapcM@...> writes:
> | Actually, i know many people who use [pS=] as a congratulatory > | exclamation, like "wow!" or "that's great!"; it usually refers > | to personal achievement, though, like: > | A: guess what? i just got an A on my midterm! > | B: [pS=]!
> | -Stephen (Steg)
> Really? > What country/region are you from? > Here in the Southeast US, /pS=/ usually has a dismissive or > even contemptuous sound. > A: Guess what? I just got an A on my midterm! > either B: /pS=/! You and half the class! > or B: /pS=/! That teacher is a wimp! A drunken monkey banging on a > keyboard could pass his class!
> Mike K
- I'm from the New York City metro area. Although now that i think about it, it's probably not a geographical thing. The only people i've ever heard use 'congratulatory [pS=]' (the /S=/ is sort of high pitched, btw) are Orthodox Jews associated with the "Yeshivish" subculture, or those who have had a lot of contact with that culture. -Stephen (Steg) "adam adam, yesodo mei`afar vesofo le`afar..."