[Ads-l] "said no X ever"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jun 27 04:48:48 EDT 2017


In my experience, moreover, the "ever" often gets emphatic stress.

JL

On Mon, Jun 26, 2017 at 9:00 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Jun 26, 2017 at 4:36 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > I don't believe I've ever heard it without the emphatic "ever."
>
>
> I have the same feeling, FWIW. Maybe I've simply never noticed it without
> the "ever."
>
> Youneverknow.
>
>
> --
> -Wilson
> -----
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> come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
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