[Ads-l] From the UD def. of _bet_

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Dec 25 19:20:13 EST 2017

"BET music is a joke. It would be a real shocker to see performers like Keb
Mo', Robert Cray, or Corey Harris featured on that network. _They probably
never won't_."

"Probably never won't" < "probably never will not [be featured]" with
regular double negation followed by contraction of _will not_ > [won't],
though intending "They probably won't never"???


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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