"As Well."

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed May 9 14:33:11 UTC 2007

Hm. An excellent point, Mark. You sayin' a taste.


On 5/9/07, Mark A. Mandel <mamandel at ldc.upenn.edu> wrote:
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> Wilson sez:
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> Indeed! My own observation is that, as far as I am aware, these uses
> of "as well," either sentence-initially or as the equivalent of "and"
> and "too," is unknown in BE. It's all new to me.  WRT segregation,
> "It's an ill wind that blows nobody good," to coin a phrase. :-) OTOH,
> though,  BE does enjoy beginning a sentence with "and plus besides."
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> Should that be, "It's an ill wind that don't blow nobody no good"?
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