Verbless slogans - A new trend?

Dennis R. Preston preston at PILOT.MSU.EDU
Fri Nov 30 12:41:54 UTC 2001

Since it's an ordinary Enbglish sentence (in some varieties) it's not
a new trend structurally, but it might be a new trend in sports team

By the way, if it's for the whole year, "We be ready" might be a
little bit better, although the "right now" interpretation (as
applies to each game) is OK.


>  >From the November 28 edition of the Charleston Daily Mail:
>"The official motto for the University of Charleston men's basketball team
>this year is 'We Ready.'"

Dennis R. Preston
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Michigan State University
East Lansing MI 48824-1027 USA
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