[Ads-l] some missing entries

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jan 23 04:02:18 UTC 2016


On Fri, Jan 22, 2016 at 1:38 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
wrote:

> American linguists like himself
>

Older in print than Shakespeare and seen and heard a myriad of times. Yet,
somehow, it feels... not fresh. It "should be" _like him_. And it would be,
were Ï the Academy of the English Language.

As Will Ferrell asks, "Am I the only one here with my shirt off?"

Geez, Will, is there any way that anyone else can have *your* shirt off?

I thought that this syntactic structure had died out. But, like
what's-her-face with the boody, Ferrell is bringing it back.


-- 
-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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