Date: Sun, 27 Feb 1994 15:06:01 -0700 From: Rudy Troike Subject: Re: there's To some extent, has taken over some of the territory of expletive as used in early Modern English. One of my favorite bits of evidence for this "relexification" was a comment by a "man-in-the street" in London interviewed while Americans were on the moon, who after decrying the cost, was asked if he cared about the success of the mission, and replied, "Of course. There's people up there, isn't it?" Rudy Troike rtroike[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]