[Ads-l] "In my room"

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jul 13 18:41:35 EDT 2017


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On Jul 13, 2017 6:12 PM, "Jim Parish" <jparish at siue.edu> wrote:

> A while back, I was reading Pepys' Diary and was struck by the repeated
> (metaphorical) use of "in my room", where, in my idiolect, "in my place" or
> even "in my stead" would be more natural. Now, I'm reading _Roderick
> Random_, written about eighty years later, and I have encountered the
> phrase again.
>
> I have never run into the phrase anywhere else, and certainly not in any
> contemporary source. So I'm curious: is this construction still in use
> anywhere? Does anyone know when and where it was used?
>
>
> Jim Parish
>
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