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Re: Bread in the oven's done, people finish

Posted by ESC on September 05, 2001

In Reply to: Bread in the oven's done, people finish posted by Pam on September 05, 2001

: This is a phrase my mother said to me every time I would say, "I'm all done." I've always assumed it's proper english, but never really knew for sure, and have no idea who came up with this phrase.

This sounds like what is said when a person says, "I'm mad." "Dogs go mad. People get angry." Grammarians, is "done" used properly? A quick look in the dictionary shows Mom may be right. (Stick a fork in me, I'm done.)