"it won't go noticed" (syntactic blend?)

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Fri Sep 21 17:12:12 UTC 2012

Joel, why are you sure that's not what he meant? Were you listening to the
broadcast and heard it in context?


On Fri, Sep 21, 2012 at 12:41 PM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at att.net> wrote:

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> At 9/21/2012 11:11 AM, Laurence Horn wrote:
> >Just heard this from Carl Banks, former N. Y. Giants' football star
> >and now commentator on WFAN sports talk radio.  This is a plausible
> >blend of "it won't be noticed" and "it will go unnoticed".  For me,
> >it's impossible (though easily understood), and Googling for "won't
> >go noticed", I see there are (just) 93 actual hits for that string,
> >compared with the expected megascads for both "won't be noticed" and
> >"will go unnoticed".
> If it's extremely ignorable, it won't go noticed -- that is, it will
> depart unnoticed.  Not even 15 minutes of fame.
> But I'm sure that's not what Carl Banks meant.  And it's impossible
> for me also, although with some imagination, misunderstood.
> Joel
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