Friday, April 23, 2010

Linking to the post that linked to the post that...

Mr Verb has linked to a post at A Walk in the WoRds, that links to other posts that link to other posts.

This could go on forever. And so it's proof of Universal Grammar. So there.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Literally just checking in

Over at Literal-Minded, Neal asks

Does literally have to scope over the entire sentence that it’s part of, or are we cool as long as it’s highlighting some part of the sentence as the literal truth?

He provides a couple of examples for us to judge. It seems he believes highlighting is OK.

My view: I agree. The target sense can be, and often is, localized to one part of the claim.

If you care to read more of my take on this, just take a stroll down memory lane.

Monday, April 05, 2010

This is why I told you not to love me

You don't wanna get mixed up with a guy like me. I'm a loner Dottie. A rebel.