Grandson of "is is"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sat May 7 16:03:48 UTC 2011

Last year I alerted you to the "son of 'is is'."  Today on NPR a faormer law
student and White House intern, agae about thirty, excalimed:

"I'll tell you what happened was!"

This was followed by a pause long enough to show that a new thought/sentence
was about to begin.

(He did not say, "I'll tell you - what happened was, blah blah blah blah
blah blah.")

"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

The American Dialect Society -

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