[Ads-l] Say what, now?

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jul 29 08:57:57 EDT 2021


I interpret the "author behind the trilogy" to mean the trilogy was written
under a pen name.

On Wed, Jul 28, 2021, 9:40 PM Chris Waigl <chris at lascribe.net> wrote:

> On Tue, Jul 27, 2021 at 8:52 PM Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> >
> >
> > 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.
> >
> >
> In a podcast I listen to they used to introduce one of the hosts as
> "[name], the author behind the noir novels known as the [something or
> other] trilogy." Some listeners started to tease them about it - wondering
> what the difference is between the author behind [a book] and the author of
> [a book]. I noticed that they changed the intro to "... the author of the
> [something or other] trilogy".
>
>
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