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    I had an interview last week for a managerial position.

    Is this short dialog natural and grammatical?

    A: I had an interview last week for a managerial position. I thought I'd given dusty and brief answers, but guess what. I got a call today informing me I landed the gig. Huzzah! I'm ecstatic and I'll be rolling in the dough in no time.
    B: Congrats. Props to you, man.
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    #2

    Re: I had an interview last week for a managerial position.

    OK. But:
    "dusty answers" I can guess the meaning, but I've never seen/heard before.
    "props" Never seen or heard as used.

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    Re: I had an interview last week for a managerial position.

    Quote Originally Posted by Yankee View Post
    OK. But:
    "dusty answers" I can guess the meaning, but I've never seen/heard before.
    "props" Never seen or heard as used.
    Thanks Yankee. What adj instead of "dusty" can I use? Is "kudos to you" more natural than "props"?

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    #4

    Re: I had an interview last week for a managerial position.

    I'm the opposite of Yankee. I've heard or seen "props" used that way a dozen times or so. But I'm a little unclear about what "dusty" means. (Unoriginal?)
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    Re: I had an interview last week for a managerial position.

    Would "superficial answers" work?

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    Re: I had an interview last week for a managerial position.

    Quote Originally Posted by NamelessKing View Post
    Would "superficial answers" work?
    If it fits your definition of "dusty".

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    #7

    Re: I had an interview last week for a managerial position.

    dusty - staid and uninteresting (Oxford)

    Is that the definition of "dusty" you used?
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    Re: I had an interview last week for a managerial position.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    dusty - staid and uninteresting (Oxford)

    Is that the definition of "dusty" you used?
    That's what I intended.

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    #9

    Re: I had an interview last week for a managerial position.

    I haven't seen dusty used in this way with answers. Shouldn't there be a question mark after guess what?

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    Re: I had an interview last week for a managerial position.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    I haven't seen dusty used in this way with answers. Shouldn't there be a question mark after guess what?
    I don't know. xD Thanks for pointing that out tho.

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