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I never saw this word used so much until I came here. Is it a Canadian thing?<br><br>
Is it preferable to use instead of "the?" That seems to be how it's used. Why not just say "the?"<br><br>
--------------<br><br><i>I ate a candy bar today. <b>Said</b> candy bar was $2.<br><br>
Should the originating officer leave and another loan officer assume the credit relationship, how much time will be required by <b>said</b> officer to acclimate themselves with, not only the extensions of credit, but with the borrowers also.</i><br>
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It's so you don't confuse <b>said</b> candy bar or officer with another candy bar or officer, not previously mentioned...<br><br>
Yeah, I don't know why it's used, but I think I've used it from time to time.
 

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I see it often in legal writing. Patents, contracts, etc.<br><br>
Sometimes I get bored with "the" and use "said" instead.<br><br>
Why do you hate a diverse vocabulary?
 

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I suppose "aforementioned" would work too.<br><br>
See, I'm down with diversitishness.
 

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diversitude?<br><br>
diversitudinal?<br><br>
diversosity?
 

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*ahem*<br><br><br><img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br><br><br><br><br><img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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But but but (butts are for cigarettes) "the" would work instead of "said."<br>
Yes "the" is used frequently here but at least it would be consistent.
 

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But the aforementioned use of the "the"s were used in place of said "said"s, and aforementionally utilized in said previous mentioning.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><span style="font-size:xx-small;">what?</span>
 

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Thanks for all of your posts in this thread. I didn't respond to them all, but I treasure them. For realz.
 

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NOOOO! Feel free to hijack! Really.<br><br>
I like that threads are just a way for people to start yakkin'.<br><br>
I like the band name tangent. Roll with it, bro'.
 
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