Weird comparative now fit to print

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Tue Apr 22 16:41:59 UTC 2008

I don't know what these are called, but note the headline of this
piece in today's Times:

And in case you think it's a typo (for "Later Rather Than Sooner"
perhaps), the inside page headline in the hard copy is

Chamberlain Will Start,
But Later Than Sooner.

).  These comparatives must have a name (which Arnold no doubt
knows); in any case they're impossible for me, but evidently not for

The American Dialect Society -

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