[Ads-l] A question of dialogue

Joel Berson berson at ATT.NET
Tue Jun 2 02:36:13 UTC 2015


In Texas recently, many people have a creek in their necks.
Joel

      From: Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM>
 To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU 
 Sent: Monday, June 1, 2015 8:57 PM
 Subject: Re: [ADS-L] A question of dialogue
   
On Mon, Jun 1, 2015 at 8:17 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
wrote:

> 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".
>

It annoys me when people suddenly decide that a cliche has to have "deep
structure" as well as a merely surface reading, especially when the
reanalysis makes no more sense than the original, e.g. BE "have a crick in
my neck" > "have a crook ..." <sigh!>


-- 
-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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