Posted by RRC on October 04, 2007
In Reply to: Might wide of you posted by ESC on October 04, 2007
: : I ran across an earlier post on the debate over the phrase "that's mighty wide of you." Can someone do a little more research on this phrase? I've always been under the impression that there are two phrases. "That's mighty wide of you" (i.e., broadminded and willing to give room to other opinions) and "That's mighty white of you" (i.e., acting like a white person).
: Never heard of "wide."
Only 4 Google hits (not counting this site). I suggest you try using your phrase at a racially-mixed Weight Watcher's meeting and see how many people are offended twice.