[Ads-l] New to me: _all the sudden_

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jul 9 23:51:02 EDT 2016


Topic of a letter of complaint to USAA, whose membership is restricted to
present or former members of the U.S. military:

"_All the sudden_ credit card payments disappear"

But lots of Google discussion: about 2,100,000 results, e.g.

"all the sudden"?
https://www.englishforums.com/English/AllTheSudden/vhpgv/post.htm
Tonight I heard (or thought I heard) a Scottish woman in a film using "all
the sudden" the way I would use "all of a sudden" -- that is, meaning
"suddenly."
-- 
-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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