"plenty enough" ?

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jul 16 06:07:48 UTC 2008

My word, y'all! That isn't strange to me, at all! My mother uses it.
It even occurs in the '70's Country-rock hit, "Double Shot":

"One night with her is _plenty enough_
"It's a good thing for me
"They don't bottle that stuff"


On Tue, Jul 15, 2008 at 5:13 PM, sagehen <sagehen at westelcom.com> wrote:
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> Subject:      "plenty enough"  ?
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> >From the column, "Corporate  Focus" by Robert Weissman, editor
> /Multinational Monitor /:/
> .."The group did not suggest any illegal activities  by the companies --
> there are plenty enough legal tax avoidance strategies."
> Odd to find this awkward redundancy in the work of an editor.
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