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Phonetic spelling of “look at”‘Hey, lookit that!’
- ‘Based on a local joke from the Lanaudière region of Quebec, their name translates to ‘the flock of beavers’ - as in ‘Hey, lookit the flock of beavers over there.’’
- ‘‘Hey, lookit this… ‘Ten pointed to a paragraph in the paper.’’
- ‘As Charlie explains, ‘Some times somebody will say hey lookit Frank, or Joe or even Gimpy.’’
- ‘‘Who cares about that, lookit this… ‘said Q, pointing to something.’’
- ‘Nah, lookit the way she's dressed, said others.’
- ‘He caused Kineesha to comment, ‘Hey, Jeff, lookit that.’’
- ‘Hey, lookit Nixon, he got kicked out midway through his second term.’
- ‘Yup, that explains a lot, and would you lookit that?’
- ‘Heh - lookit that, I'm double the legal limit, but I can walk just fine.’
Used to draw attention to what one is about to say.‘lookit, Pete, this is serious’
- ‘I mean lookit - just sittin’ there mindin’ your business, when bang!’
- ‘Hey lookit, there's this guy… think I've seen him around somewhere…’
- ‘And lookit: the poor little girl hasn't learned to swim yet.’
- ‘Now, lookit, there's no point in those blank faces.’
- ‘Well, lookit, I can't think straight right now.’
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