"You cannot be serious" (McEnroe, 1996)

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Tue Jan 18 02:25:22 UTC 2005

At 5:18 PM -0500 1/17/05, Bapopik at AOL.COM wrote:
>No, I'm Barry Popik. Serious plays first base.
>_John's  Wish Comes True, Almost; Sports of The Times _
>New York  Times (1857-Current file). New York, N.Y.: Dec 20, 1996. p. B15 (1
>page)  :
>And if they still cannot agree, they will take their grievance to the
>highest figure of authority in the entire Garden, the Hanging Judge
>Herself:  Mary
>Carillo, McEnroe's childhood friend and adult nemesis.
>"I will tell John, 'You cannot be serious,'" Carillo said, emphasis on the
>"cannot." She got his Queens inflections perfectly.

Ah, but which half of the "cannot", inquiring minds want to know.
(Presumably the latter half.)


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