Date: Mon, 3 Nov 1997 23:42:15 -0800
From: Kim & Rima McKinzey rkm[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]SLIP.NET
Subject: Re: "stoked" etc.
My 2 cents on some recent threads:
I've only heard stoked used to mean excited about something, i.e., I'm
really stoked about the game/going on the trip/ whatever.
I, too, only knew "Indian giver" as somebody who gave something but didn't
really mean it, and later wanted it back. I must admit, though, that when
I learned it as a child (sometime between 6 & 10) I wasn't sure whether it
was "Indians" who did that, or somebody who did that _to_ Indians.
Yes, I have heard "so do me something." I grew up in NYC in the 1950s.
The sense I have is that it's like "So sue me."