Heard on The Judges: sE "there" > BE "it"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu May 8 16:02:22 UTC 2008

Cuban-American Judge Milian:

"_There was_ a problem the second time, too?"

Thirty-ish, black, male speaker:

"_It was_, ma'am."

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
 -Sam'l Clemens

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

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