[Ads-l] "He shook his head yes."

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sat May 27 16:06:24 EDT 2017


Isn't there some place (Albania?) where the actual behavioral reversal is
normal?

Seems I read about it in the '80s.

JL

On Sat, May 27, 2017 at 2:46 PM, Barretts Mail <mail.barretts at gmail.com>
wrote:

> I recall getting corrected in a writing group on either shook or nod a
> couple years back. I was told that one is only for “no" and the other only
> for “yes".
>
> Benjamin Barrett
> Formerly of Seattle, WA
>
> > On 27 May 2017, at 11:39, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM>
> wrote:
> >
> > I've heard this several times. As if you couldn't guess,  on TV.
> >
> > JL
> >
> > On Fri, May 26, 2017 at 2:50 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >> As he said this, the speaker mimed *nodding* his head yes, of course.
> >>
> >> This is no new thing, in my experience. Is "nod" going the way of
> "farther"
> >> and "-l[ai]ved"?
> >>
> >> --
> >> -Wilson
> >>
>
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