"Look what I found in this book!"

Robin Hamilton robin.hamilton3 at VIRGINMEDIA.COM
Mon Sep 12 11:21:08 UTC 2011

My turn to say I don't quite get this, Wilson.  Seems to my (admittedly
non-American) ear a quite acceptable colloquial phrasing, with the ~"might
could" operating as an intensifier (as in the BritEnglish, "no nay never no


Poster:       Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM>
Subject:      "Look what I found in this book!"

"_They've got them_ a treatment might could heal Daddy!"

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.
-Mark Twain

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