Date: Fri, 14 Nov 1997 21:17:41 -0500 From: Evan Morris Subject: Re: Is "quit, quit now" a catchphrase? At 09:07 PM 11/14/97 -0500, Gregory {Greg} Downing wrote: >Query: a Japanese correspondent of mine from the Joyce email list wondered >if the phrase "quit, quit now" is a current US catchphrase. I only recognize >it in a very general way, in that the formula "[imperative verb], >[imperative verb] now" seems desperately emphatic. Does anyone recognize the >phrase in question as a distinctive locution? Not per se, but it might be related to the "Be afraid, be very afraid" line from the Jeff Goldblum remake of "The Fly" a few years back. That one has attained currency as a catch phrase in its own right, probably through its use in the once-pervasive TV ads for the film. -- Evan Morris words1[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]