A variation on "took and V-ed"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Apr 17 17:05:21 UTC 2014

The Jerry Springer Show, a guy pissing and moaning because his brother has
eaten cheese on him:

"You _are taking and telling_ my girlfriend things that I don't want her to

I'd have expected

"You _took and told_ ...," given that his brother had told only one thing
only one time. But,


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 - http://www.americandialect.org

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