hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed Oct 13 07:50:00 UTC 2010
On Tue, Oct 12, 2010 at 8:21 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu> wrote:
> At 6:06 PM -0400 10/12/10, Michael Covarrubias wrote:
>>in a transcription of an interview by brian gaar (interviewing
>>comedian marc maron)
>>"we were able to rebuild our friendship that had become sort've
>>strained and you can sort've hear that."
>>interesting orthographic reversal of the usual switch: have > of
>>it's been mentioned in the ever responsive (and equally imprecise)
>>"it's the new would of! Serves to demonstrate that "have" and "of"
>>are now completely interchangeable"
>>bit of an overstatement.
> Note as further evidence of a reanalysis the existence of a
> full-fledged "sort have"; in some cases, morphological analysis is
> clearly the least of the posters' problems:
> basically I sort have disconnected the battery,...
> I sort have the same problem, i think it'd be better if i could just
> leave this world, then i would only have a few mourners,...
> "That's another thing I think I sort have done backward a little bit,
> which is I don't tend to write on violin," she says
> So, I sort have to pull them away from that and say look, that's Mike
> Meyers's creation.
> once the song finished i sort have forgot that i was listening to music
> im looking forward to more gas mask videos i sort have a little
> fetish for gas masks
> i sort have been doing my own thing
> ...and so on. Â 283 actual g-hits for "I sort have", mostly relevant
> to the reanalysis at issue.
Tryna learn proper Ang lish have clearly done been a waste have my
motherfuckin time, seem like to me. The claim that it *is* a proper
way is clearly just another example of the greatest movie-title of all
time, _White Mischief_. :-)
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.
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