Date: Mon, 7 Feb 1994 13:19:53 -0600

From: Christine E Capra-1 capr0001[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]GOLD.TC.UMN.EDU

Subject: Re: She's All

On Sun, 6 Feb 1994, Keith Russell wrote:

I've enjoyed the informal surveys concerning current usage, so I decided

to do one of my own.

A couple of years ago, my daughter (now a junior in high school) and her

friends started using the phrase "s/he's all" to mean "s/he says" or "s/he

said," when reporting a dialog. For example, an incident might go

something like this:

He's all, "Would you like to go?"

And she's all, "I'll have to check my schedule."

And he's all, "Let me know, okay?"

Interestingly enough, my two older children have never seemed to acquire

this usage.

Have any of you heard this?

Yup. My ten year old son uses "s/he's all." I don't know where he got it

from. He lives in Minneapolis aprt of the time and Taos, New Mexico the

rest of the time.