coupla two-three love

coupla two-three

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  • I've heard both--though around here it tends to be more like "a couple... two... three," as if the person is actually having to recall how many there were (instead of just being intentionally vague).

    January 12, 2011

  • Never encountered "a couple two-three" until wordnik. Decades ago, I picked up this variant from my grandpa - "a couple three." Inserting the "two" just seems redundant. Wordnik turns up quite a few examples of my grandpa's version in a media search. With the caveat that Google skews results by lumping either of the above with the wholly different "...a couple, three" and "...a couple. Three" its results are: 239,000 for "a couple two-three" vs 2,940,000 for "a couple three." Grandpa wins. :-)

    January 12, 2011

  • Also, a couple two-three.

    December 2, 2009

  • Yep, that's it exactly, c_b. Dad-speak for "a few." I hear it often too. :-)

    December 5, 2007

  • Thanks. I hope you hear it often and smile often too :-)

    December 5, 2007

  • It means a couple or a few, probably. I don't know, it's a dadism, not a chained_bearism. ;) It always makes me smile when I hear it, which isn't often.

    Usage note: "I went to K-Mart and picked up a socket wrench and a coupla two-three flashlights. Do you have one in your car? Here, take this one then."

    December 5, 2007

  • What's this mean? I think I learned a different dialect of Dad :-)

    December 5, 2007