enallage

Mimi Harrington harringt at ZINNIA.NLM.NIH.GOV
Wed Jun 14 09:26:10 CDT 2000


Yes,


I am wrong maybe in the wrong place too at this moment. Thank you for catching
the mistake. It is no wonder I didn't major in english.



M. Harrington


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>Date: Wed, 14 Jun 2000 07:27:44 -0600
>From: Robin Leech <robinl at CONNECT.AB.CA>
>Subject: Re: Blooper
>Comments: To: Mimi Harrington <harringt at ZINNIA.NLM.NIH.GOV>
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>An enallage?  I do not think so.  An "enallage" is the substitution of one
>grammatical form for another, as in plural for singular, of present for
>past, etc.
>I believe that it is really a double emphasis, or redundancy, created for
>more impact or effect.  But, as Harrington points out, it is intentional.
>Robin Leech
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>From: "Mimi Harrington" <harringt at ZINNIA.NLM.NIH.GOV>
>To: <TAXACOM at USOBI.ORG>
>Sent: Wednesday, June 14, 2000 6:44 AM
>Subject: Re: Blooper
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>
>> I believe it is a figure of speech. In this case it is (I think) an
>enallage. An
>> effective, intentional grammatical mistake.
>>
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>> m harrington
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>> >Date: Tue, 13 Jun 2000 11:37:59 -1000
>> >From: Bernarr Kumashiro <bkumash at ELELE.PEACESAT.HAWAII.EDU>
>> >Subject: Blooper
>> >To: TAXACOM at USOBI.ORG
>> >
>> >Speaking of bloopers,  I  always had a hard time comprehending the phrase
>> >"He was at the wrong place, at the wrong time".
>> >
>> >Shouldn't it be:
>> >
>> >He was at that (particular) place at the wrong time.
>> >
>> >OR
>> >
>> >He was at the wrong place at that (particular point in) time.  ????
>> >
>> >Or was it just meant to be a tricky phrase?
>> >
>> >Bernarr
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>> >
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