Brandoch Daha (ticktockman) wrote in linguaphiles,
Brandoch Daha
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"in a minute" meaning "for a long while"

I've run into a few people from southwest Michigan who use "in a minute" or "for a minute" to describe a fairly long time. Has anyone else run into this?

Example, from a group that discusses local restaurants: "I haven't been there in a minute. I'll have to go in, get my fix and ask!"

Example, from a personal online chat with a different person: "U been doing the radio thing for a minut now"
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