[Ads-l] Just a sentence in BE

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed Sep 23 15:24:57 UTC 2015

On Mon, Sep 21, 2015 at 9:13 PM, Benjamin Barrett <gogaku at ix.netcom.com>

> I think I hear this a lot

I *know* that I *hear* it a lot. People may say anything. This is a
*written* example. I see examples in dialogs in novels and such. But, IME,
finding something like this written in the wild is not common. Of course,

And it's also true, nowadays, that people - even writers for "classy"
publications like the New Yorker and the NYT - may write and publish any
damned thing at all, too.

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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