"gee, Ya Think?"

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  1. Nancy Sonneman

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    Do twenty-somethings still say "Gee, ya think?" or does the age-old "duh!" still work?
    I need this for my current WIP. Believe it or not, I am STILL fixing the 2nd book of my mystery series.
    Thanks in advance.
     
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  2. lynnmosher

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    To me, either would be okay. :)
     
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    Gee, ya think? Duh.

    Nope, don't matter. ; ) But I suppose it would depend on the context, character personality and time frame.
     
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    All of the above, but with a caveat: A comprehensive survey of the twenty-somethings on my block revealed that it's mostly people over thirty who still use the word "Gee."
     
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    As a child I was not allowed to say "Gee" because everyone except me knew it referred to Jesus. Now a-days the mouths of babes blast for much worse brimstone.
     
  6. Phy

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    Honestly? Modern twenty-somethings don't say 'gee,' they say 'eff' (if you know what I mean). I wouldn't try too hard to sound too modern - 'duh' is universal.

    (I was trying to think of a modern expression - sometimes, to insult someone's actions or mental capacity they'll say 'Derp.')