[Ads-l] _Narrative_

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed Feb 25 19:49:49 UTC 2015

On Wed, Feb 25, 2015 at 9:32 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
 On Sun, Jun 12, 2011 at 4:20 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
 > "Hm. Nobody ever explained it to me that way, before!"

> >
> > I.e., "Now that you've pointed it out, it's obvious."

Are there people who use that phrase seriously? I learned it from Bill
Pepicello as mild sarcasm. Cf., e.g., Pepicello, William J., and
Robert W. Weisberg.
1983. Linguistics and humor.

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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