as well = 'either'

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue Sep 13 16:12:20 UTC 2011

On Tue, Sep 13, 2011 at 11:46 AM, Jonathan Lighter
<wuxxmupp2000 at> wrote:
> everybody now seems to say "is is."

What it is is that I am pleased to consider myself a pioneer in the
development and spread of this feature. NOT!

Ever since a friend, ca. 1977, pointed out to me that I'm an "is is"
speaker, I've "struggled mightily," to coin a phrase, to kick the

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

The American Dialect Society -

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