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

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Mon Mar 27 16:28:10 EDT 2017


I'm reminded of the apparent triple "is" previously spotted by JL on CNN in
2011, which was broken up by a vocative "Howie."

http://listserv.linguistlist.org/pipermail/ads-l/2011-September/112884.html

blogged here: http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=3452


On Mon, Mar 27, 2017 at 3:58 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
wrote:

> 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:
> >
> > 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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