prior = "before"

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Tue May 8 14:04:05 UTC 2007

At 8:30 AM -0400 5/8/07, Charles Doyle wrote:
>Here's another head-scratcher:
>Yesterday I watched the fine motion picture _The Scorpion King_
>(2002), a saga of multiethnic barbarians in the remote past (at
>least one group referes to itself solemnly as "the hoard"),
>somewhere in the Middle East. Near the beginning the protagonist
>(played by that gifted thespian The Rock), pledges--jointly with two
>confederates--the destruction of an adversary: "As long as one of us
>lives, he will die."

You sure it wasn't "As long as one[i] of us lives, he[j] will die [i
=/=j]"?  You just have to listen closely to catch those indices.


>---- Original message ----
>>Date: Mon, 7 May 2007 20:46:41 -0400
>>From: Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU>
>>He had me at "fail to field a batter".
>The American Dialect Society -

The American Dialect Society -

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