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Adding -Couple to a Number to Indicate “Approximately”

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Rose works at a trailer shop south central Pennsylvania and often hears her co-workers adding the element -couple to a round number to indicate an indefinite amount, such as “bring me twenty-couple screws,” in the same way that others might say “bring me twenty-odd screws.” It’s not all that common, but it’s out there. More well-established for indefinite quantities are the terms couple-three, couple-few, and a couple-two-three. This is part of a complete episode.

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