[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?
-- 
-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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