been VERB NP

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jul 5 20:06:44 UTC 2006

I heard a potential-change-of-state(?) version on the Judge Joe Brown show:

In the state of Virginia, I would have BEEN got caught!

I.e., busted for drinking from a 40-oz. while in the public way.

This sounds okay to me. It's too bad that John R has said, in effect,
"My name is Wes. Leave me out this mess!"

-Wilson Gray

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