Arnold Zwicky zwicky at STANFORD.EDU
Wed Apr 15 23:27:16 UTC 2009

On Apr 15, 2009, at 11:33 AM, Charles Doyle wrote:

> That usuage is common in the speech that I've been hearing for
> decades.
> It seems pretty well attested at least as far back as the mid-1800s...

i never claimed it was new, only that i was supplying some recent
(and, i thought, notable) examples,

you *could* have framed your response as helpfully providing some
earlier examples, instead of in this dismissive way.

i won't bother to make other postings of this sort.


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