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Re: "Barely but booleanly"

From:Eugene Oh <un.doing@...>
Date:Monday, June 9, 2008, 17:20
On Tue, Jun 10, 2008 at 12:19 AM, Kelly Alioth Drinkwater <
mizunomi@...> wrote:

> Really? Uh oh. How about "I know any Chinese vocabulary"? >
In fact, I think this is even more likely to be interpreted the opposite of how you intended. For one, I construed you correctly the first time, but was thrown off by this sentence. Is this "positive 'any'" a common feature of people's speech in many places? I have never heard of it before and in fact instinctively class it as prescriptive-wise incorrect, given the meaning of "any". Eugene


Kelly Alioth Drinkwater <mizunomi@...>