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Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jul 27 07:55:23 EDT 2018


Hmm.

It still seems weird.

JL

On Thu, Jul 26, 2018 at 10:46 PM Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

> But
>
> > the apostrophe
>
> s in _our's_ is the only thing that makes the sentence interesting.
>
> On Thu, Jul 26, 2018 at 6:04 PM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > Well, maybe they left out the apostrophe. Like "whose,"the usage of which
> > seemed to baffle many, it was an infrequent construction
> >
> > But otherwise....
> >
> > JL
> >
> > On Thu, Jul 26, 2018 at 2:31 PM Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > > Usage pretty familiar to me from undergraduates forty years ago.
> > >
> > > Students routinely wrote "any of _our's_ children" aut sim. forty years
> > > ago?! I've heard and read, "She could be any of _our_ children," et
> sim.
> > > for all too long.
> > >
> > > Youneverknow.
> > >
> > > Remember the olden days when people used strange constructions like,
> "She
> > > could be the child of any one of us"?
> > >
> > > On Thu, Jul 26, 2018 at 11:02 AM Jonathan Lighter <
> > wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
> > > wrote:
> > >
> > > > Usage pretty familiar to me from undergraduates forty years ago.
> > > >
> > > > JL
> > > >
> > > > On Wed, Jul 25, 2018 at 11:30 PM Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > "She could have been any of our’s child."
> > > > >
> > > > > [Full disclosure: the writer is my second cousin, once removed.]
> > > > >
> > > > > --
> > > > > -Wilson
> > > > > -----
> > > > > All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange
> complaint
> > to
> > > > > come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
> > > > > -Mark Twain
> > > > >
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> > > > >
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> > > >
> > > > --
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> > > truth."
> > > >
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> > > >
> > >
> > >
> > > --
> > > -Wilson
> > > -----
> > > All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
> > > come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
> > > -Mark Twain
> > >
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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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> >
>
>
> --
> -Wilson
> -----
> All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
> come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
> -Mark Twain
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------
> The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org
>


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