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Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Language evolves, just like people!

I've noticed recently that hardly anyone of my age says "nice to meet you." They've all at some point moved over to "good to meet you." For those of you that have made that leap, was it conscious? Is "nice" outmoded? Does somebody in some popular book or movie say "good to meet you"? Whatever spurred the switch, I clearly wasn't paying attention. Just curious. 

2 Comments:

Anonymous Becky L. said...

Down here, I get a lot of "nice to see you," which makes me wonder if I've already met the person and just forgot them.

5:02 PM  
Anonymous Cat said...

I've also noticed that people of a certain social status in the South (particularly our parents' ages) say "it's nice to see you" when they first meet someone. However, I say (and always have said) "nice to meet you".

7:15 PM  

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