[Ads-l] A question of dialogue

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Tue Jun 2 00:17:48 UTC 2015


> On Jun 1, 2015, at 7:06 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> "Why would anyone have it _out_ for Bronson?"
> 
> Someone had it in for the script-writer, perhaps. Language-change in
> progress, again, since I've come across "in" replaced by "out," in this
> context, numerous of ;-) times, over the past dekkids.
> 

Almost a kind of syntactic eggcorn in that "have it in for" does kind of seem opaque and there might be influence from "have it out with".  

LH

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