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← The "So" meme

mirandaceleste's Avatar Jump to comment 4 by mirandaceleste

In 2010, Language Log did a thorough and quite fascinating post about this phenomenon: languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=2570. They traced its history by using The Corpus of Historical American English, which is a really useful tool for quantitative research on the evolution of language.

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