Date: Sun, 25 Jan 1998 14:49:47 -0500 From: Gerald Cohen Subject: syntactic blends For subscribers interested in syntactic blends, here are two I noticed in recent newspaper items: 1) '"Everybody's sitting back and waiting to see where it's all going to pan out".'---blended from "...where it's all going to lead" and "whether it's all going to pan out." -- (in _Wall Street Journal_, January 7, 1998, Sec. B., p.1/3. article title: "HDTV Sets Too Pricey, Too Late?") 2) '"That's the how you got along".'---blended from "That's how you got along" and "That's the way you got along." --spoken by Monica Lewinsky in a taped conversation with Linda Tripp. The context as presented in the newspaper is (with three dots and "sic" in the article): 'LEWINSKY: "I was brought up with lies all the time...that's the (sic) how you got along...I have lied my entire life".'--- (in _St. Louis Post-Dispatch_, January 25, 1998, Sec. A. p.7/5-7; article title: "White House Sex Allegations: Excerpts of the Tapes.") --Gerald Cohen gcohen[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]