[Ads-l] "In my room"

Jim Parish jparish at SIUE.EDU
Thu Jul 13 19:07:17 EDT 2017


Yes, yes, I'm quite familiar with the song....


On 7/13/2017 5:41 PM, Dan Goncharoff wrote:
> https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bV-dWhYklqE
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> On Jul 13, 2017 6:12 PM, "Jim Parish" <jparish at siue.edu> wrote:
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>> 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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