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A line I didn’t expect to hear

A twentysomething woman getting on the No. 43 bus at the STA Plaza looked back at some friends who weren't boarding. “You two are dead to me,” she said.

Her smile suggested this was all in fun.

The friends standing outside the bus said something else. And then, in a tone of mock indignation, the bus girl uttered something to her friends that sort of blew me away.

“I said 'Good day'!”

I love that line and always associate it with the movie “Tootsie.”

But “Tootsie” came out before the woman on the bus was born. So I guess there are two possibilities. Well, three.

1. Even though it would be an “old” movie to her, she has seen it.

2. That line exists in our culture independent of its use in “Tootsie.”

3. The young woman on the bus came up with it on her own.

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Features writer Paul Turner is a columnist for The Spokesman-Review in the Features department. He writes "The Slice" column, which appears six times a week and produces general features stories for the Today section.

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