go missing

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Sun Jun 7 14:32:24 UTC 2009

Do they also rage against "The eggs have gone bad" and "The bread has gone
stale" ... and for that matter, "My brother got into rough company and went

m a m

On Sun, Jun 7, 2009 at 10:07 AM, Arnold Zwicky <zwicky at stanford.edu> wrote:

> it's astonishing how much passion this idiom raises in americans.
> we've seen Robert Hartwell Fiske's contempt for it.  it was Grammar
> Girl's Pet Peeve of 2008 --
> ...

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