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,
> 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?