Different as determinative

Randy Alexander strangeguitars at GMAIL.COM
Mon Nov 21 01:11:48 UTC 2011

On the excellent blog English, Jack, Brett Reynolds captures his mother
saying, "Different of the people commented that Marg could be unpleasant."


Is this grammatical for anyone here, or has anyone heard similar?  (It's
ungrammatical for me, and the way Brett presents it, I take it that it's
ungrammatical for him too.)

Randy Alexander
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