[Ads-l] Heard on the _Castle_ TV show

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed Oct 28 20:19:14 UTC 2015

" cleaved in two"

"one mistake after the next"

"smited in half"

A. "... calls himself the 'Red Maroon'."  B. "Isn't that redundant?"

Of course, I had no trouble understanding what the writer(s) intended to
convey by these bits of dialogue, and language change is inevitable. So,
what does it matter?
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

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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