[Ads-l] FWIW

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Nov 30 00:50:30 UTC 2015


(I didn't know the "kms" in "ugh so much homework kms" meant "killing myself" and not "kilometers".  Or, for that matter, that "I can't even" is an instance of "negative polarity, when there are two negatives in a sentence."  That one is surprising for two reasons, both the definition of "negative polarity" and the detection of two negatives in the sentence.)

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