Re: "Barely but booleanly"
|From:||Kelly Alioth Drinkwater <mizunomi@...>|
|Date:||Monday, June 9, 2008, 16:19|
Really? Uh oh. How about "I know any Chinese vocabulary"?
On 6/9/08, MorphemeAddict@wmconnect.com <MorphemeAddict@...> wrote:
> In a message dated 6/8/2008 19:20:26 PM Central Daylight Time,
> mizunomi@GMAIL.COM writes:
> > I use positive "any" for this, eg. "I know anything about string
> > theory" -- meaning that I know a tiny little bit about string theory,
> > but not much. The only problem I can see with this strategy is that "I
> > know anything about string theory" could also be parsed as "I know
> > absolutely everything about string theory", parallel with eg. "I can
> > do anything!". But I've never had anyone interpret it the wrong way,
> I, for one, interpreted it the way you didn't intend it, and don't think it
> can be used the way you want. Do you have any other examples?
> stevo </HTML>