Catamounts, sea bears, and camels

hw gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed Nov 13 01:06:01 UTC 2013

On Tue, Nov 12, 2013 at 6:37 PM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at> wrote:

> Why didn't I look up that?!

Why didn't you use

"Why didn't I look that up?"

Is "look up that" okay with you or is it a slip? I have an English friend
who uses this structure in speech, but I've never seen it written, before.
All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

The American Dialect Society -

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