[Ads-l] Say what, now?

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jul 30 07:12:04 EDT 2021


> Or does that mean "backers" as in publishers et sim?

I'd buy that reading as possible, after some thought. It's certainly
""whiter" than my reading. FWIW, IMO, "... arrested _the_ five people
behind ..." or "... arrested five people _who were_ behind ..." aut sim.
would have forced your suggested reading.

Different strokes, I reckon.

On Wed, Jul 28, 2021 at 9:55 AM Stephen Goranson <goranson at duke.edu> wrote:

> Or does that mean "backers" as in publishers et sim?
> SG
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> From the NYT Books Briefing:
>
>    - In Hong Kong, police officers arrested
>    <
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> >
>     five people _behind_ a children’s book published last year that
>    portrayed the police as wolves, the latest move in a crackdown on
> political
>    speech.
>
> 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.
>
> Youneverknow.
>
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- Wilson
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All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
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