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Re: Nonsense

Posted by Karl on November 22, 2002

In Reply to: Kids not buying corporate slang posted by ESC on November 21, 2002

"Budweiser ads helped place the greeting "Whassup" in the American lexicon"

Nonsense. "Wassup" has been in common American usage for at least 20 years. The advertisers didn't bring it up, they took it up.

The fact that it wasn't until the ad campaign that fat white guys in golf pants said it really had no impact on the prevalence of its use among native speakers of "cool" dialect.