I don't go there

Dennis Baron debaron at NTX1.CSO.UIUC.EDU
Thu Jan 20 14:47:06 UTC 2000

I haven't been following this thread, though for some time I've been
wondering about "go there." I was just reading Patricia Highsmith's
Strangers on a Train last night (first published in 1950) and came across an
extended use of something like "he didn't want to go there" (=mentally,
rather than physically) over a few paragraphs. Is this a particularly early
use, I wonder? I look forward to what Bill has to say.


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-----Original Message-----
From: Kathleen Miller [mailto:millerk at NYTIMES.COM]
Sent: Thursday, January 20, 2000 8:40 AM
Subject: Re: I don't go there

A discussion of "don't go there" will appear in Safire's column in this
Sunday's New york Times Magazine (01.23.00) with mentions of Barry Popik,
David Barnhart and Tom Dalzell.

Kathleen E. Miller
Research Assistant to William Safire
The New York Times
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