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Re: Disambiguation of argument reference

From:Jan van Steenbergen <ijzeren_jan@...>
Date:Friday, October 11, 2002, 18:36
 --- Roger Mills wrote:

> Nor for me, PROVIDED that the last "what" (or even both "what"s) receives > emphatic stress-- you'd have to be asking for clarification of something > just said or heard that you find odd, shocking, unbelieveable etc. e.g. > > A: "I think I'll put kitty-cat decals on these antique Ming vases....." > B: "(What/WHAT) are you putting on the WHAT!!!???"
I use this kind of constructions mainly when I didn't hear something properly (which occurs quite regularly, I must admit...). From time to time they can grow to such proportions like: "WHO did you say said WHAT to WHOM about WHAT???" Jan ===== "Originality is the art of concealing your source." - Franklin P. Jones __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Everything you'll ever need on one web page from News and Sport to Email and Music Charts