[Ads-l] Reality-TV dialogue, cop to suspect: _is is_

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Feb 16 16:44:48 EST 2017

"What you’re telling me, then, is, is that you took a gun with you, even
though your intention was merely to chat with him."

This kind of thing sounds bizarre, when I hear it. Yet, the fact of the
matter is, is that I’m an is-is speaker myself. Clearly, it’s not bizarre
to me when I say it, though it is, when I write it.
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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