30 avril 2016

How ’Bout That As?

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/linguafranca-45.pngBy . English offers plenty of opportunities for repeating words. A perennial favorite, maxing out at five instances, is “I think that that that that that man used should have been a which.” The sentence cheats a bit, in my view, because like President Clinton’s famous utterance, “It depends what the meaning of is is,” one instance of the word must be set apart as word-qua-word. More...

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