Re: USAGE: idioms with variable objects (was: deeply embedded VSO nightmare)
|From:||Adam Walker <dreamertwo@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, October 27, 2001, 7:06|
Excuse me, but What are ya'll talking about? Is this some new slang?
So lift the cup of joy and take a big drink.
In spite of it all it's a beautiful world.
>From: Muke Tever <alrivera@...>
>Reply-To: Constructed Languages List <CONLANG@...>
>Subject: Re: USAGE: idioms with variable objects (was: deeply embedded VSO
>Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2001 22:23:01 -0400
>From: "John Cowan" <cowan@...>
> > Muke Tever scripsit:
> > > "All your base are belong to X"? (= X is in a position of superiority
> > > you)
> > But "base" is not truly part of this idiom, if it even counts as an
> > as I have seen it substituted with other things:
> > Microsoft company slogan: "All your bits are belong to us!"
>Well, I double-checked the line before I sent it (to make sure this wasn't
>personal idiosyncracy)... a google search of "all your base are belong to"
>minus "all your base are belong to us" returned over a thousand hits.
>I think it's actually common for either or both of "base" and "us" to be
>replaced. The "All your...are belong to" pattern is distinctive enough for
>both to mutate, e.g. F3K's "All your cookies are belong to me, meme-freak!"
>I don't think I've seen the "belong" replaced very often, though.
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