Heard on The Judges: embedded question

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Dec 29 20:33:26 UTC 2008

At 2:41 PM -0500 12/29/08, Wilson Gray wrote:
>Spoken by a twenty-ish Latin woman:
>"In the boxing world, everybody _knows who's Belinda_, but nobody
>_knows who's Rashim_."
>Most people used to say, "... knows who Belinda is." However, I've
>heard the "... knows who's Belinda" type spoken by so many people of
>every race, creed, color, country of origin, and sexual orientation
>that the standard "... knows who Belinda is" is beginning to sound
>like pedantry occasionally used by academics.

Well, as long as it's not "...knows who Belinda's".  That's beyond
even my pale.


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