X & I's

Neal Whitman nwhitman at AMERITECH.NET
Thu Dec 19 14:44:20 UTC 2013

Also, my much-less thorough but possibly relevant blog post:

The sentence that inspired it: "These people don't have *mine and yours*
best interest in mind."


On 12/19/2013 5:16 AM, Arnold Zwicky wrote:
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> 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
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