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Need a word for expression

Posted by ESC on October 31, 2009 at 11:39

I am putting together phrases heard during my West Virginia childhood. Here's one: you take - an expression interjected in statements by my great uncle Sanford Walter Vest. "Now, you take, they are saying it's going to be a hard winter." "You take" was used kind of like "mind." "Now, mind, I told them to stop doing that. Or, as I am hearing in British TV series, "mind you." I wanted to call "you take" a byword. But it doesn't fit the Merriam Webster definition.