[DWJ] negativity (was A revelation of Time City)
A.Hendon at BrooklynPublicLibrary.org
Mon Jul 17 14:22:36 EDT 2006
Minnow, quoting DWJ:
> She herself has been known to say, "We bettn't had!" instead of "We'd
> better not" or "We hadn't better". :-)
She works that into one of her books, but I cannot remember which one.
Someone is re-emphasising a warning (and I think the warning was
intended as a threat). I noticed it at the time because I'm sure I
encountered and/or used that form as a child, but I don't think I've
seen it written anywhere else.
This was in Archer's Goon which I've just finished re-listening to.
Archer (Erskine) says it to Awful I think though possibly it's to Howard
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