|every once in a while||1|
|hell/what the hell||4|
|god/my god/thank god||3|
|crapped on||1||(male participants only; some used as intensifiers)|
|Some miscellaneous instances:|
|stuff (4);||real hole;||slip away from;||reamed over;|
|shifting gears;||figure out;||what's-her-name;||what is the drill?|
|gal; boss;||bounce it back;||settle up; terrific;||dragging her heels;|
|wow;||you got;||you wanta;||really work her ...|
A Sampling of Informal Phrases from the Gain Corpus
I'll toss the ball to you ... okay, okay, thank you ... something that I had a chance to know a little bit about ... shouldn't be fiddled with ... I kind of throw it out of my mind ... you can't just come in a little bit ... Japan's really taking it on the head today ... they have a considerable passel of weapons ... pretty bloody nutty ... to just throw it out the window ... there are some nuts running around ... here we are with all of this stuff ... I'll be durned ... because I'm shifty . . .
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