INTERNATIONAL: Yeah

In London's Sunday Express, Columnist Nat Gubbins reported this "American dialogue" between two not-so-imaginary U.S. soldiers in Britain:

"Yeah."

"No kiddin'?"

"No kiddin'."

"Kinda tough."

"I'll say."

"Swell dame, though."

"Yeah, swell."

"Kinda ritzy."

"Sure."

"How's tricks?"

"Okay."

"Yeah?"

"Yeah."

"Say, sister!"

"What's cookin', sister?"

"Say, sister."

"What's cookin', sister? Say!"

"Kinda snooty."

"Yeah, kinda."

"Any mail?"

"Yeah, plenty mail."

"Folks back home okay?"

"Yeah, okay."

" 'Ats swell.'

"Yeah, swell."

"Say, sister."

"Where ya goin', sister?"

"Say, sister."

"What's cookin', sister?"

"Say, sister."

"Nothin' doin'."

"Kinda snooty."

"Yeah, kinda."

"It's a crazy country."

"Sure is crazy."

"Snooty dames, snooty as hell."

"Say, sister."

"Where ya goin', sister?"

"Say, sister."

"What's cookin', sister?"

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