[Ads-l] An early "is is."

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Mar 27 15:58:35 EDT 2017


I like the way the author artfully interrupts the consecutive “is”es with the attribution, presumably as a courtesy to Waldron.

LH

> On Mar 26, 2017, at 6:31 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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> 1964 Jere Peacock _To Drill and Die_  (N.Y.: Bantam) 257: "The thing of it
> is," Waldron said ... "is that this order was set up for you personally."
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> JL
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> "If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."
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