Friday, May 18, 2007


Have you noticed how this has become such a pervasive word? Not just to tack on at the end of a word like a time or direction: "It's fiveish." "It's north of Addisonish."

This is pretty common and I use it all the time. Personally, I also like to add "plus" to any amount I'm estimating: "34 times 12 is 400 plus."

But back to Ish. Have you seen people start to use it as it's own, standalone word. I caught myself using it the other day, and then I heard my boss use it the next day. Nobody objected, everyone understood.

Is this becoming a standard thing?

This is how it sounds: "We need around 35 catalogs. (pause) Ish."

Or: Person 1: "We need 25 people."
Person 2: "Ish."

I like it, that's all I'm really trying to say here.


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