BE arrives at the Boston Globe?

David Bowie db.list at PMPKN.NET
Tue Sep 29 05:04:46 UTC 2009

From:    "Joel S. Berson" <Berson at ATT.NET>

> I am amused by what I suppose is a writer's careless editing of his
> own sentence that brings AAVE to the sports pages of the Boston Globe
> (and I don't mean in quotations).  The "Sports Log" column, speaking
> of Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin's season-ending knee injury,
> says "An MRI done revealed that Griffin has 'an isolated tear' in his
> anterior cruciate ligament."

Recognizing Tony Au's point that this might not be completive 'done',
even if it is it might not be AAVE--it exists in Southern White
Englishes as well, including my own.

David Bowie                        
    Jeanne's Two Laws of Chocolate: If there is no chocolate in the
    house, there is too little; some must be purchased. If there is
    chocolate in the house, there is too much; it must be consumed.

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