Sunday, April 25, 2010

quicko: proper

This is pretty British as well, but you hear it a lot here, too: using "proper" to mean "genuine/full-fledged/real/high quality" as opposed to "appropriate." It's kind of the opposite to "dinky/knock-off/poor imitation/weak."

For example, you can get a proper cup of tea in Australia, but not in America.

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