X & I's

Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Dec 19 10:42:46 UTC 2013

Yes, this is what I was looking for. Thanks.

BTW, I've encountered this particular construct before, but only in
writing. Trying to say it may put people off...


On 12/19/2013 5:16 AM, Arnold Zwicky wrote:
> On Dec 19, 2013, at 1:14 AM, Victor Steinbok <aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
>> Does this look kosher to everyone but me or is this a sign of
>> Twitterpocalypse?
>> "Damn shame. Orval is not only a classic and legendary beer, but one of
>> @Jason and I's all-time favorites."
>> FWIW it did not come from Twitter. It was an isolated sentence from a
>> post on the shortage of Orval beer (and its potential loss of its
>> Trappist designation). Jason is the the brother of the author.
> See my fairly extended discussion of coordinate possessives in Language Log in 2008:
> http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=706
> arnold

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