hauled off and (was Gone and V-ed)

A. Maberry maberry at U.WASHINGTON.EDU
Tue Nov 7 20:45:22 UTC 2000

Again, Peter and I, perhaps the lone Oregonians, are in agreement. "Haul
off and ..." implies agressive physical action. As for the song title,
I take it to be the juxtaposition of "haul off and" with
"kiss me" that makes it so, well, striking. Also, "gone and poured
syrup ... " or gone and V-ed anything sounds perfectly natural to me,
whereas "went and V-ed" sounds familiar but I don't think I've ever used
it in everyday speech.

maberry at u.washington.edu

On Tue, 7 Nov 2000, Peter A. McGraw wrote:

> --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

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