|From:||Tim May <butsuri@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, April 26, 2006, 8:20|
caeruleancentaur wrote at 2006-04-25 17:03:41 (-0000)
> Sally Caves <scaves@...> wrote:
> >The higher the lower. Makes no sense--in English.
> The higher the pole vaulter went, the lower the spirits of the
> opposition sank.
> It really does depend on context. :-)
I don't think that's what Sally meant. Certainly you can use "the
higher the X, the lower the Y" in context, but I don't think you _can_
ever say "the higher the lower" as you can "the more the merrier" or
"the sooner the better".