[Ads-l] _Narrative_

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Feb 25 21:09:03 UTC 2015


You mean "a sexy narrative"?

Never heard of it.

JL

On Wed, Feb 25, 2015 at 2:49 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

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