[Ads-l] besides = 'except'

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jun 1 00:53:24 UTC 2016

Anymore, it's like some people are substituting "besides" with "except."

Today's "Young and the Restless":

"So everybody else is lying besides you!"

The context made the meaning unmistakable...

...unless you think word meanings mean something. (Or do I mean "anything"?)


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