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Old July 12, 2010, 03:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Tarential View Post
Though not entirely common I have certainly heard "he's good people." I am of the opinion that it is meant to expand into "he is of good people" but that is just an opinion, largely baseless.
I don't think it's correct English. I have a friend from Hungary who I used to play Battlefield 2 with and he always said "he is good people" about other players... good memories, lol.
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Old July 12, 2010, 05:22 PM
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Right, not correct, but accepted colloquially, and comes from
"...of good people".
"Be brief, for no discourse can please when too long."
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