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[Feb. 25th, 2008|04:15 pm]
“Nightwatch”
"I play a lot of TF2 anymore."

This is a weird sentence, Dr. Dos. Half the class didn't know what it meant! Your dialect screws up semantic analysis of negative polarity items.

The prof said it was a rural Pennsylvanian dialectical thing. Has anyone else heard this? Dos is the only one I know who uses "anymore" this way.

edit: better example sentence
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[User Picture]From: ralesk
2008-02-25 10:47 pm (UTC)
What would be proper English instead?
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[User Picture]From: night_watch
2008-02-25 11:31 pm (UTC)
Fixed for a better example that's more obviously weird to most English speakers.
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[User Picture]From: ralesk
2008-02-25 11:45 pm (UTC)
ah yes, that’s indeed weird! but for me quite understandable :)
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From: sidd2600
2008-02-25 11:59 pm (UTC)
I knew a kid from Hanover, PA who talked like that as well.
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[User Picture]From: dr_dos
2008-02-26 01:08 am (UTC)
Do I do have any other english oddities?
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[User Picture]From: jazaaboo
2008-02-26 09:06 am (UTC)
These words make no sense and my brain feels lost and confused.
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