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We can't have nice things; we can only have representations of nice things. [Feb. 23rd, 2009|07:11 pm]
Lindsey Kuper
Poll #1354408 Again with the questions!

Second time in as many weeks where I've asked, "Is so-and-so a thus-and-such?" and been told, "No. So-and-so is a representation of a thus-and-such."

They're being overliteralist jerks on the order of "'Can you hand me the Kleenex?' 'Yes, I can.'"
5(33.3%)
They're just trying to help you learn.
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2009-02-24 01:18 am (UTC)
Was it "might could"?
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[User Picture]From: stereotype441
2009-02-24 01:55 am (UTC)
Ah, yes. The good old double modal. I wish those were part of my dialect. Occasionally I try to train myself to use them, but it never sticks.
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2009-02-24 07:19 am (UTC)
I'm pretty sure that Alex's mom said "used to would've been" once. It was awesome.
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[User Picture]From: jes5199
2009-02-24 07:45 pm (UTC)
my dad learned. it only took him 25 years of total immersion.
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[User Picture]From: oniugnip
2009-02-24 02:07 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: jes5199
2009-02-24 08:01 pm (UTC)
I might could organize my journal archives. No, I really probably can't.
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