one-time "whenever", live

Alice Faber faber at HASKINS.YALE.EDU
Sun Sep 2 02:49:37 UTC 2007

Laurence Horn wrote:
> Just listening to Red Sox 22-year-old rookie "phenom" [that's
> PHEE-nom] Clay Buchholz in his post-game interview after throwing a
> no-hitter in his second appearance in the major leagues.  He was
> asked about a great play behind him by second baseman Dustin Pedroia
> who took away what looked like a sure hit in the seventh inning and
> he responded along the lines of
> "Yeah, whenever he made that play I knew I had a shot [at the no-hitter]."
> Not surprisingly, he sounds Southern (to me), and sure enough his bio
> lists him as born in Nedarland, TX and as having attended Angelina
> JC, also in Texas.
> I've read about (and even written about) episodic "whatever", but
> I've never actually heard one live as far as I can remember.  Pretty
> neat!

He had several of them, along with a few more normative "whatever"s.

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