"Info-viewer _for on_ the desktop." [NT]

Arnold Zwicky zwicky at STANFORD.EDU
Fri Oct 28 15:17:11 UTC 2011

On Oct 28, 2011, at 8:04 AM, i wrote:

> On Oct 28, 2011, at 7:58 AM, i wrote:
>> [but since "for on the desktop" and "for the desktop" are both available, some critics will probably treat the second as pleonastic.]
> i meant _the first_.

on the other hand, some people might treat the second as a truncation, an omission of P2.


The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

More information about the Ads-l mailing list