Already use < Spanish ya?

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Wed Oct 22 02:20:08 UTC 2008

Honduran-Mexican Ned Mencia (aka Carlos Mencia), raised in Los
Angeles, has a rerun of "Mind of Mencia" tonight "Performance
Enhanced". The advertisement is (or something close to):

"I want to make fun of handicapped people...You already can. Our
president's retarded."

This "already" sounds odd to me. If it's not common use, it occurred
to me that maybe it's from Spanish "ya". BB

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