Date: Fri, 1 Dec 1995 09:37:03 -0600 From: EJOHNSON[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MSUVX2.MEMPHIS.EDU Subject: Re: So fun Count me as a "so fun" speaker. B. 1959, Atlanta, GA. Ellen Johnson ejohnson[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] >From: IN%"ADS-L[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]" "American Dialect Society" 30-NOV-1995 19:12:40.97 >Subj: So fun > >A colleague just asked me whether I'd ever heard the expression "so fun". > >It sounds odd to me, and I THINK I'd say "such fun" or "so much fun", but >I'm not 100% sure that I might not have said "so fun" experimentally as a >kid, or that I have never heard anyone else say it. I can't quite get to >the bottom of my own usage grammatically, since I'm pretty sure that when >I say "It was fun", I'm thinking fun(adj.) and not fun(noun), and if this >is the case, the adverb "so" would be appropriate, not the adjectivess >"such" or "so much". > >My colleague says her daughter-in-law, who is from California, says it >all the time, and she wonders if it's California regional usage. If so, >maybe it's regional elsewhere as well. Or is it just idiolectal? > >Any thoughts? > >Peter McGraw >Linfield College >McMinnville, OR