negative "as well"

Arnold M. Zwicky zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Wed May 2 00:56:51 UTC 2007

On May 1, 2007, at 6:01 AM, Jon Lighter wrote:

> "That fact hasn't come out as well [i.e., _either_] " --Gretchen
> Carlson, _Fox & Friends_.
> I've heard this construction a number of times, though all I can
> say about it for sure is that it's impossible for me.

aren't there cites of similar examples with "too" in negative
contexts ("I haven't seen that too")?  that would just be an
extension of additive tags into negative contexts.

> Does this sound normal to anyone ?  Do people avoid "either"
> because of doubts about its "correct" pronunciation ?

no idea.  how could we tell?


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