[Ads-l] Heard: "I've had dinner...

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue Aug 25 16:29:56 UTC 2015

On Tue, Aug 25, 2015 at 8:54 AM, Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at gmail.com> wrote:

> I've even heard the mistake on Downton Abbey.

Well, just between you and I, ;-), I'm not very surprised. Over the past
half-century, I've watched it move from somewhat only the half-educated
would say to something that the well-educated write.

At times like this, I think, "Beowulf-poet, Chaucer, Shakespeare,"  and
shed a tear. <sigh!>

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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