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    somebody was all

    somebody was all
    Do you say this to mean 'somebody said'?
    "John and I were walking on the street, and
    he was all, "She's nice."
    Is it American usage?
    Thank you.

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    Re: somebody was all

    somebody was all
    Do you say this to mean 'somebody said'?
    "John and I were walking on the street, and
    he was all, "She's nice."
    Is it American usage?
    I know Americans use this slang, mostly young people, but adults too sometimes.
    And yes, it usually leads into something somebody said, but action/behavior can also be included. I found some samples for you to read on the net if you like. Though the language isn't very polite, it is a good example of this slang.

    http://www.painfulurination.com/exfiles_Edie.htm


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    Re: somebody was all

    Thank you very much, Fizi, for the valuable information.
    I have read the site you gave me. There appear a lot
    of 'all's like:
    "Edie was all grateful an shit just to present."
    In this case, does this 'all' mean 'very'?
    Itasan

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    Re: somebody was all

    It doesn't necessarily mean 'very'. But in some cases it's meant to draw your attention to a specific event because it was particularly funny, interesting, strange, unusual, etc. Some people just use it more than most, like the guy in the dialog.

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