[Ads-l] Miscellany

Amy West medievalist at W-STS.COM
Sun Dec 30 23:43:34 UTC 2018

On 12/29/18 00:00, ADS-L automatic digest system wrote:
> Date:    Fri, 28 Dec 2018 02:20:47 -0500
> From:    Wilson Gray<hwgray at GMAIL.COM>
> Subject: Re: Miscellany
> So, you see no distinction between "_go_  through the roof" and "_be_  though
> the roof"? A father saying, "When she said yes, I went through the roof"
> and a boyfriend saying, "When she said yes, I was through the roof" have
> the same meaning?
> "I see," said the blind man, as he picked up his hammer and saw.

". . . to his deaf wife" is the usual completion of "'I see, 'said the 
blind man', for me.

---Amy West

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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