"_No holes barred_, straight talk." [NT]

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed Nov 21 15:28:23 UTC 2012

On Nov 21, 2012, at 9:19 AM, Amy West wrote:

> On 11/21/12 12:00 AM, Automatic digest processor wrote:
>> I'm not sure.  I confess that until recently I thought it was "no holes barred", until I was disabused of this by incredulous relatives.  And I even used to watch wrestling on TV, so I have no excuse.
>> LH
> And the relations get to lord it about that a *Yale* *linguistics*
> *professor* made such an error. Tsk! Bonus for them! (We language geeks
> get 0 slack from friends and relations . . . )
Indeed; luckily, this was after a dinner with wine so the over-lording and fun-poking was all in good spirits, as it were.  I did, of course, whip out a computer to demonstrate that my reading was widespread, even disregarding the um-cites.


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