Andrew (aindreas) wrote in linguaphiles,
Andrew
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Ever been?

The other day a certain city came up in conversation with a friend, and I asked "Oh yeah, have you ever been?". You know, it was one of those things that sounds normal in your head, but when you say it outloud, it's just like ... fail. I'm trying to blame it on all the Aussies and Kiwis I spent last year with, but I don't actually know if this is a feature anywhere. Does anyone say this, or am I nutso?

P.S. It'd be helpful to state what kind of English you speak. Mine is mainly from the northwestern US.
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  • Interpretation of the Legend

    (inscriptions on the Kushan Kingdom coins / надписи на монетах Кушанского царства)

  • Spanish query

    I would be most grateful if anyone could help me out with a Spanish idiom, an expression appearing in a discussion of torture from the late 18th…

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