Sunday, December 9, 2007

Observed: Natural Semantics Lesson in Positive Anymore

It's rare that real world sentence productions come out as nicely as numbered examples in papers, which is why I had to make not of a recent exchange I overheard. Their content is a little strange, but this is the real world, where women have more names than Mary, and they do more things than hit John.

On the semantics of positive anymore:

  1. People have bigger and bigger feet anymore these days.
  2. Michelle annoys me anymore.
  3. She used to be cute, now she's annoying.

Sentences 2. and 3. were produced back to back, and just minutes after 1.

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