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???"
"Originality is the art of concealing your source." - Franklin P. Jones
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