Heard on the Maury Show

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed Sep 21 20:18:54 UTC 2011

On Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 12:04 PM, Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at gmail.com> wrote:
> What is grammatically wrong with the statement?
> I can understand not liking the 'sound' of the 'is is', but "[all she
> is] is [after your money]" works for me. I would never write it, but I
> might say it.

I don't think that there's anything grammatically wrong with either of
these questions, In fact, I think that they're both quite, for want of
a better word, "cute," so to speak. I've posted them because I find
their structure really interesting, not because I think that they're

I'm going to have to work on making that at-first-glance clear in
future posts.. Sorry about that.

I'm an is-is speaker myself, so that's not a problem for me.

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 - http://www.americandialect.org

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