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    Re: does anyone else use some in this manner

    thanks!

    Interesting you know I hadn't paid attention to the difference before this thread, but somewhat has the opposite meaning here and as far as I know in the States as well, generally speaking.

    The third sentence is really uncommon and fun to hear authentically spoken. Who knows it may just be unique to Eastern Canada.

    Live and learn, eh?

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    Re: does anyone else use some in this manner

    We're talking specifically about "some" modifying an adjective, right?

    This feels familiar to me, perhaps after 15 years of living in Maine, which is really just a Canadian Maritime province that happens to be attached to the United States.

    I don't think I use it that way, yet I wouldn't react to hearing it. Things like "Those roses you gave her made her some happy, I tell you!" sound natural enough.
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    Re: does anyone else use some in this manner

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    We're talking specifically about "some" modifying an adjective, right?

    This feels familiar to me, perhaps after 15 years of living in Maine, which is really just a Canadian Maritime province that happens to be attached to the United States.

    I don't think I use it that way, yet I wouldn't react to hearing it. Things like "Those roses you gave her made her some happy, I tell you!" sound natural enough.
    Yes, that's exactly how it's used.
    Really? Didn't know that about Maine.
    "I've heard the lobsters in Maine are some good!" :)

    The use of somewhat got included in the conversation as an unexpected, but interesting surprise.

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    Re: does anyone else use some in this manner

    I don't know how far west or south that usage creeps -- I don't know if New Hampshire or Massachusetts would find it normal, but it did make the leap from Yarmouth to Bar Harbor, anyway :)

    And yes, those lobsters were some good, and at times, some cheap! I bet they taste pretty similar to Nova Scotia lobsters, though. I haven't had lobster since I moved away. If it's more than $5 a pound and wasn't in the ocean the day before, it's just not worth eating. Those little shacks on the side of the road -- they had the BEST lobster!
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    Re: does anyone else use some in this manner

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    I don't know how far west or south that usage creeps -- I don't know if New Hampshire or Massachusetts would find it normal, but it did make the leap from Yarmouth to Bar Harbor, anyway :)

    And yes, those lobsters were some good, and at times, some cheap! I bet they taste pretty similar to Nova Scotia lobsters, though. I haven't had lobster since I moved away. If it's more than $5 a pound and wasn't in the ocean the day before, it's just not worth eating. Those little shacks on the side of the road -- they had the BEST lobster!
    Interesting:)

    I'm in land locked Ontario :( and whatever (if anything swims) in lake Ontario you don't want to touch it, let alone eat it:p
    Your "more than $5 a pound and wasn't in the ocean" comment almost put a tear in my eye!


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