"We have my grandma a birthday dinner."

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue Sep 4 22:21:09 UTC 2012

The first true parallel to

"We'll have her a party"

that I've heard since the '60's.

It doesn't quite make up for

"He swam (may have said "swum"; I heard [swOm]) the Mekong River and
_never_ got wet!"


BTW, others have, no doubt, already noticed that, _have_ is replaced
with _throw_, the sentences immediately lose about 99.44% of their
interest. IMO, anyway. YMMV.


Variation among idiolects is unpredictable.

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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