[Ads-l] _Narrative_

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed Feb 25 19:49:49 UTC 2015


On Wed, Feb 25, 2015 at 9:32 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:
 On Sun, Jun 12, 2011 at 4:20 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
 wrote:
 > "Hm. Nobody ever explained it to me that way, before!"

> >
> > I.e., "Now that you've pointed it out, it's obvious."
>

Are there people who use that phrase seriously? I learned it from Bill
Pepicello as mild sarcasm. Cf., e.g., Pepicello, William J., and
Robert W. Weisberg.
1983. Linguistics and humor.


-- 
-Wilson
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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

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