[Ads-l] Heard on Springer: "I recognized him..."

Stanton McCandlish smccandlish at GMAIL.COM
Tue Dec 19 05:37:15 EST 2017


In the Springer show quote, "one of my friends's boyfriends" (in the sense
of "boyfriend of one of my friends") is a mis-transcription of "one of my
friends' boyfriends", which isn't wrong, just ambiguous when spoken aloud.

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On Mon, Dec 18, 2017 at 10:01 PM, Barretts Mail <mail.barretts at gmail.com>
wrote:

> I definitely prefer “one of my friend’s boyfriends” to “one of the
> boyfriends of my friend”. BB
>
> > On 18 Dec 2017, at 21:48, Dave Hause <dwhause at CABLEMO.NET> wrote:
> >
> > A:  I have one friend who has several boyfriends
> > vs.
> > B:  I have several friends who each have a single boyfriend
> > Dave Hause
> > -----Original Message----- From: Wilson Gray Sent: Monday, December 18,
> 2017 11:41 AM To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU Subject: Heard on Springer: "I
> recognized him..."
> > "as one of my friends's boyfriends"
> >
> > instead of
> >
> > "as the boyfriend of one of my friends"
>
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