Big moment for Inglish syntax

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Tue Oct 15 11:58:32 UTC 2013

CNN reports that a Utah physician will be in court today for "the murder
trial of his wife Michelle."

As you've guessed, it's not the wife, but the sawbones, who's the accused

The statement was off-camera narrative and clearly not a momentary slip of
the tongue.


"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

The American Dialect Society -

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