|From:||Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, September 10, 2002, 14:29|
On Tue, 10 Sep 2002 09:10:40 -0400 "Karapcik, Mike"
> | 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)
> 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.
"adam adam, yesodo mei`afar vesofo le`afar..."