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    #1

    it's sweeped the nation

    [...] So, obviously, the 'Ok Boomer' thing it's sweeped the nation...
    (Boomer Humor is Sad; YouTube)

    Would you be so kind as to tell me whether I heard that correctly?

    Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: it's sweeped the nation

    That's what I heard. I have a feeling she started to say "sweeping", decided to say "swept", and ended up producing the incorrect and unnatural sweeped.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: it's sweeped the nation

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    That's what I heard. I have a feeling she started to say "sweeping", decided to say "swept", and ended up producing the incorrect and unnatural sweeped.
    Yes, that's precisely what I thought. Notice the way she stutters, shakes her head, and flutters her eyelids as she searches for the right way to end the sentence. It's clear that she got lost there.

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