[Ads-l] How long has this been going on?

George Thompson george.thompson at NYU.EDU
Wed Jul 15 14:37:30 UTC 2015


(As Ira Gershwin put it.)

>From today's (Wednesday) NYTimes, in an article on the "New Course" at St.
Andrew's, laid out in the 1890s and adjacent to the "Old Course", that the
tournament is played on:
New, when pronounced by a Scot, finishes with a sound that does not exist
in the American strain of English, something roughly akin to “Neuhh” (think
an abbreviated lamb’s bleat).

I've been seeing the locution "think X" for some years now, but it still
seems strange to me -- I expect "think of X".
Somehow, I'm not aware of *hearing* "think X".  But now that I am thinking
of "think X", I think I don't often hear "think of X" either -- perhaps I
should listen to other people more.

GAT

-- 
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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