[Ads-l] "been" deletion

George Thompson george.thompson at NYU.EDU
Fri Dec 18 00:52:44 UTC 2015


Parentheses resemble parameters?

GAT

On Thu, Dec 17, 2015 at 7:01 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> "Evolution is not a science — never has and never will be. Why? Because it
> cannot fit within the parameters and parentheses of science for one simple
> reason: It was never observed."
>
> Have noticed this construction several times in the past few years.
>
> JL
>
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> "If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."
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George A. Thompson
The Guy Who Still Looks Stuff Up in Books.
Author of A Documentary History of "The African Theatre", Northwestern
Univ. Pr., 1998..

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