hauled off and (was Gone and V-ed)

Dennis R. Preston preston at PILOT.MSU.EDU
Tue Nov 7 19:41:30 UTC 2000

Not for me. I've hauled off and done lots of nonviolent stuff, although I
admit that "hauled off and" seems to prefix more decidedly physical stuff.
You went and told on him is better than You hauled off and told on him.


 >> Now, if she were really outraged, she might have said, "But he's hauled
>off and drowned . . .,"
>I believe I've only heard "hauled off and" in reference to an act of
>violence ("haul off and slap").
>Jessie Emerson

Dennis R. Preston
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Michigan State University
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