[DWJ] A revelation of Time City

Otter Perry ottertee at silverwinggraphics.com
Mon Jul 17 12:35:18 EDT 2006


On Jul 17, 2006, at 7:29 AM, deborah.dwj at suberic.net wrote:

> |Used this way round, you mean, contrasting with "I don't think it has
> |ever been formally stated"? I don't think (ha) I use it like this
> |myself, but I've certainly seen it before. Jennifer
>
> But specifically, with the double negative involved.  Because if
> I wrote it the right way round I would actually have said "I
> don't think it has never been formally stated".
>
> I'm just wondering if this is in any way related to the local
> construction I haven't used since I was a kid, "so don't I" to
> mean "so do I.".
>
> Forgive me, I've been spending too much time with linguists.

Could be.  I have never heard "so don't I".

It's not at all wrong, I don't think.  Not to _my_ mind.


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