"Is, is"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Feb 23 14:43:19 UTC 2006

The use of "is, is" has been mentioned here. I've just heard a
Springer guest say, "What happened  _was, is_ ..." The same
speaker (working-class Northern white?) also came up with
the eggcorn(?), "I didn't know, but I had my  _suspections_."

-Wilson Gray

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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