hauled off and (was Gone and V-ed)

Peter A. McGraw pmcgraw at LINFIELD.EDU
Tue Nov 7 19:43:22 UTC 2000

--On Tue, Nov 7, 2000 1:29 PM -0600 Jessie Emerson <jessie at SIRSI.COM> wrote:

> I believe I've only heard "hauled off and" in reference to an act of
> violence ("haul off and slap").

Me too.  In my experience, the only thing you can haul off and do is hit
someone.  I assume its use in the song is a deliberate misuse for comic
effect or to give a startling new twist to the idea of "love."

Peter Mc.

                               Peter A. McGraw
                   Linfield College   *   McMinnville, OR
                            pmcgraw at linfield.edu

More information about the Ads-l mailing list