[Ads-l] early U.S. "guy"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Mon Dec 19 11:33:41 EST 2016


"Hears it said" is the only form possible in my idiot-lect.

But "hears tell" sounds fine - probly the influence of old Westerns.


JL

On Sun, Dec 18, 2016 at 5:11 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Dec 15, 2016 at 7:54 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > hears said [sic]
>
>
> Works for me, i.e. it's not at all odd, let alone odd enough to rate a
> "sic." Would
>
> "hears _it_ said"
>
> be better? Like
>
> "needs washed"
>
> vs.
>
> "needs _to be_ washed"?
>
> --
> -Wilson
> -----
> 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
>
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