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

Barretts Mail mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM
Thu Feb 16 18:39:48 EST 2017


I find myself doing it, too: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double_copula <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double_copula>

> On 16 Feb 2017, at 13:44, Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> "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.


------------------------------------------------------------
The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org


More information about the Ads-l mailing list