Date: Mon, 18 Sep 1995 13:50:55 CDT
From: "Donald M. Lance" ENGDL[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MIZZOU1.MISSOURI.EDU
Subject: Re: no mishaps
Maybe "barring no mishaps" is a shortened form of "not barring no mishaps."
I'm serious here. The augmented negative is the norm in so many people's
speech that this, to me, would be a logical development for speakers of
dialects with augmented negation.