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Thursday, March 06, 2008

Radio 4’s Book of the Week - LINGUISTICS/use of NOT (meaning ONLY) in ne que…?

Stumbled across the following last night - a description from a female
suitor’s perspective, as far as I could gather:

“...not the most inveterate optimist could have read any more than
languid civility in his response…”

[had to do a double-take to break down this delicious construction -
which analysis would’ve have come oh-so-naturally to (or rather, would
have been so unnecessary for) The Oracle (hereafter, “T.O.”)!]

Posted by Dej on 06 Mar around 12pm

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