malaprop amongst the flowers

Arnold M. Zwicky zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Fri Apr 30 00:38:04 UTC 2004

On Apr 29, 2004, at 2:04 PM, Barbara Need wrote:

> ...but what
> caught my eye was the following sentence:
>> And anyone else will never, in fact, look at this review.
> Doesn't this break some rule about the scope of _any_ and negation?

no.  universal and "free choice" _any_ occur freely outside
negative/interrogative/conditional/etc. environments:

   Anyone can whistle.
   Barbara gets in free; anyone else has to pay $25.
   Pick anyone in the group on the left and dance with them.
   Anyone who takes that idea seriously is a fool.

arnold (zwicky at

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