Something else!

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed Sep 16 01:25:31 UTC 2009

>From the Times of New York:

“_It is quite something else_ for the very management that is accused
of having lied to its shareholders to determine how much of those
victims’ money should be used to make the case against the management
go away,” Judge [Jed S. Rakoff wrote.

This use of _something else_ really *is* something else. Of course, if
there were more context, it might turn out to be merely apparent [Take
that, Joel!] that the judge has so internalized this slang expression
as to use it in formal writing without noticing it and redacting it.

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 -

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