F*** with = have sex with?

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed Dec 14 04:04:33 UTC 2005

At 9:14 PM -0600 12/13/05, Barbara Need wrote:
>>At 8:01 PM -0500 12/13/05, James Landau wrote:
>>>Somewhat off-topic, but my Drill Sergeant in Basic Training came up with
>>>this gem:
>>>"Don't fuck with the cooks, and if they fuck with you, I'll fuck them over."
>>>Two different meanings of "fuck with" in one sentence.  "Don't disturb
>>>(mild) the cooks, and if they cause trouble (much more serious) for you, I
>>>will (something)."
>>>>  --larry, proud to have been under the same covers as Prof. Quang,
>>>>  literarily speaking
>>>assuming this was a hardback or paperback, just not a stack of mimeographed
>>>sheets stapled together with the title page on top, then the word
>>>"literally" can also be used.
>>>        - James A. Landau      *** new address JJJRLandau at earthlink.net ****
>>The volume in question was _Studies out in left field: Defamatory
>>essays presented to James D. McCawley on the occasion of his 33rd or
>>34th birthday_, edited by the famous linguistic Arnold M. Zwicky et
>>al. and published (by Linguistic Research, Inc., Edmonton and
>>Champaign, 1971) with a magically disintegrating binding, so I think
>>we can say it was a paperback that rather rapidly morphed into a
>>stack of sheets unstapled together.
>>larry (a.k.a. Prof. Forthcoming Larynx-horn, or something of the sort)
>It was reissued by John Benjamins a few years ago. Much better binding.
Well, we've learned so much more about binding in the intervening years...


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