Date: Sat, 12 Oct 1996 04:28:08 EDT
From: "David A. Johns" daj000[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]FOX.WAY.PEACHNET.EDU
Subject: Re: a whole nother
At 04:24 PM 10/11/96 -0700, you wrote:
This "slown down" discussion reminds me of something I caught myself
saying, which surprised the bejeebers [sp?] out of me:
"That's a whole nother problem."
In writing it looks totally proposterous, but it sounds quite
natural to me. Since noticing it in my own speech, I now hear it
quite frequently (in the San Francisco Bay Area).
Is this common elsewhere? Does anyone know of similar constructions?
Recently I saw a commercial enticing the gentle couch potato to visit Texas.
It ends with "Texas -- a whole other country."
Now *that* sounds preposterous.