OT: "It's _away_ better than fast food! It's Wendy's!" [NT}

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Mon Jul 27 15:14:50 UTC 2009

At 7/27/2009 02:49 AM, Victor wrote:
>A specific example that complicates things even more:
>"We're still _a ways away_ from our goal of providing equal educational
>opportunity both academically and athletically," said Bayh.
>Not "way". Not "away". Not "ways"--but "a ways". (Could, of course, just
>be the editor's parsing and it's really just "aways".) "A ways away" is
>just ironic (for this thread)!

Or did the writer mean "several ways away"?  :-)


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