Whenever I hear a good example

James Harbeck jharbeck at SYMPATICO.CA
Mon Aug 4 02:19:53 UTC 2008

>"Sometimes whenever you slow down the car drives worse."

I usually never use that turn of phrase myself. Actually, I don't
think I've heard it before, but I like it.

("Usually always" is actually one of my favourites because of what it
shows about how the users are conceptualizing "always" -- to mean "as
a rule" rather "without exception." This seems to be a parallel sort
of example.)

James Harbeck.

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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