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Re: "Barely but booleanly"

Date:Monday, June 9, 2008, 6:00
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>


Kelly Alioth Drinkwater <mizunomi@...>