[Ads-l] Heard: dialogue

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu May 3 19:30:59 EDT 2018


> I have heard "We the People" used as a fixed lexeme, regardless of syntax.

I, too, all too often.

On Wed, May 2, 2018 at 8:42 PM, W Brewer <brewerwa at gmail.com> wrote:

> <<  Should that be "We the People" or "Us the People"? >>
> Caption to a Gary Larson cartoon, depicting Jefferson composing the
> Declaration of Independence, IIRC.
> I have heard "We the People" used as a fixed lexeme, regardless of syntax.
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All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
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