Heard on Law & Order: "a-loose" vs. "loose" redux

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Apr 20 21:37:18 UTC 2009

Northern, white-male cop (Meloni): "They're threatening to cut me _a-loose_."

Northern, white-female psychiatrist: "Do you want them to cut you _loose_?"

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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