what and what not

Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Nov 24 23:23:33 UTC 2010

That's exactly the thing. I am not /surprised/ by any version:
_what/what_not_, _what_to/what_not_to_, or the full one with the verb
fully repeated in both parts. But the reduced version are both...
uncomfortable. And, yes, the idea that Arnold wrote about it some time
ago did cross my mind.


On 11/24/2010 6:08 PM, Laurence Horn wrote:
> At 6:04 PM -0500 11/24/10, Neal Whitman wrote:
>> I have no problem with it whatsoever.
>> Neal
> I would have to say "...what to and what not to cover", but I
> wouldn't be surprised to hear the more reduced version.  This seems
> like something Arnold may have written on at some point...
> LH
>> On Nov 24, 2010, at 1:36 PM, Victor Steinbok<aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM>  wrote:
>> ...
>>>   http://goo.gl/mBttU
>>>>    From the TSA's blog post describing what and what not to bring through
>>>>   airport checkpoints: ...
>>> ...

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