Heard on The Judges: the intricacy of English syntax

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon May 19 20:23:47 UTC 2008


"It wasn't as though _the children were running around misbehaving_.

Child, approximately five years old, pipes up:

"Judge, _we weren't running around misbehaving_."

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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