[Ads-l] Say what, now?

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jul 28 00:52:25 EDT 2021

>From the NYT Books Briefing:

   - In Hong Kong, police officers arrested
    five people _behind_ a children’s book published last year that
   portrayed the police as wolves, the latest move in a crackdown on political

Heretofore, I've always thought of the use of _behind_ in the meaning of
"after, as a consequence of, resulting from, subsequent to, et sim. [to the
publication of a children's book]" as a peculiarity of Black English, cf.
*behind* *prep* *2.b* in HDAS and *behind* *prep* in GDoS.


- 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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