[Ads-l] Name of this construction?

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Sep 20 12:43:28 UTC 2019

Is there a technical term for this kind of malconstruction?

I first noticed it when I began teaching (late '70s), but it may go back to
when time began.  I've rarely seen it in print. (Online is another story.):

"Which authors do you absolutely refuse to read their books? "


"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

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

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