F*** with = have sex with?

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Tue Dec 13 19:11:18 UTC 2005

>The difference in interpretations is obviously contextual. The presence of
>"with" under the right circumstances suggests a mutuality to the enterprise,
>whereas the absence of "with" connotes a monodirectionality that in
>spirit shares
>a little bit with the verb "rape".

cf. Quang Phuc Dong ("English sentences without overt grammatical
subject") on the difference between "make love with" and "make love

--larry, proud to have been under the same covers as Prof. Quang,
literarily speaking

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