[Ads-l] Voice-over heard: "Help will come too late...

Robin Hamilton robin.hamilton3 at VIRGINMEDIA.COM
Fri May 26 13:59:24 EDT 2017

Doesn't all this come down to how a double negative could be used as an
intensifier in Greek, but not in Latin, but Orthodox Grammarians followed the
Latin Rule, regardless of English as she was spoke.

Or have I gotten this wrong?


>     On 26 May 2017 at 18:52 W Brewer <brewerwa at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
>     Dorothy: Your Majesty, if you were king, you wouldn't be afraid of
>     anything?
>     Cowardly Lion: Not nobody! Not nohow!
>     Tin Woodsman: Not even a rhinoceros?
>     Cowardly Lion: Imposerous!
>     Dorothy: How about a hippopotamus?
>     Cowardly Lion: Why, I'd thrash him from top to bottomus!
>     Dorothy: Supposing you met an elephant?
>     Cowardly Lion: I'd wrap him up in cellophane!
>     Scarecrow: What if it were a brontosaurus?
>     Cowardly Lion: I'd show him who was king of the forest!
>     ------------------------------------------------------------
>     The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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