[Ads-l] TV PSA: "Someone dies or, even worse...

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue Dec 26 00:12:07 EST 2017

"_hurt_ others."

"Or [someone] _hurt_ others"? Not "[someone] _hurts_ others"? That doesn't
make any sense! Then, I flashed on it:

"Someone dies or, even worse, [(someone,) they] hurt others."


And they wonder why the elderly are crotchety!

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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