[Ads-l] Another weird construction

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jan 29 11:48:33 UTC 2021

Probably not "new" but very bizarre:

Josh Barrow, columnist for _Business Insider_, on MSNBC's _Morning Joe_:

"So if you're someone who you were sitting at home, you were receiving your
salary, you had extra money [etc.]."

"Who you were" for "who was."

"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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