[Ads-l] preposition

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Tue Jul 11 10:53:46 EDT 2017


Also for beards:

nobody knew the man in the long white beard was Karadzic
just as I once had to accept certain views about Easter Bunnies and The Big Fat Man in the Long White Beard who gives presents at Xmas
The man in the long white beard opened her door and let her out as he smiled.
You can visualize the man in the long beard moving up the steps and also hear the vast sounds echoing throughout the area
The old man in the scraggly beard explained to the local preacher…
—and so on

LH


> On Jul 10, 2017, at 11:03 PM, Barretts Mail <mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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> There are a handful of hits on Google for phrases like “man in the mustache” and “man in the black mustache”.
> 
> Benjamin Barrett
> Formerly of Seattle, WA
> 
>> On 10 Jul 2017, at 14:22, James A. Landau <JJJRLandau at NETSCAPE.COM> wrote:
>> 
>> Heard at an auction: "Sold for ninety dollars to the gentleman in the white mustache"
>> 
>>  - Jim Landau
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