Date: Thu, 30 Nov 1995 17:08:52 -0800
From: Peter McGraw pmcgraw[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CALVIN.LINFIELD.EDU
Subject: 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?