[Ads-l] Is it just me?

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Dec 8 08:06:24 UTC 2014

Or do other people find this kind of use of "(al)though" to be bizarre?

"_Although_ originating in the metropolis at the mouth of the Mississippi
River, New Orleans blues, with its Afro-Caribbean rhythmic traits, is
distinct from the sound of the Mississippi Delta blues."

I see this use of "(al)though" *everywhere and, to coin a phrase, "it gets
my goat"! It doesn't add up! Are people no longer aware of the semantics of
this word?
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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