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Chris -- 2015-05-30

#1 2006-03-23 00:06:54

Registered: 2006-03-22
Posts: 1

"every once and a while"

Search on Google yielded 510K hits.

I can’t explain the rationalization for “once and a while” (maybe a linquist could?), but it seems like there is one, even if it doesn’t make that much sense.

Here are some examples: … iews_id=57
“Rarely, but every once and a while, you start reading a book and suddenly it makes you realize how shallow everything else you’ve been reading is.” … -need.html
“Every once and a while, you need something to perk your interest in blogging.”
“Every once and a while, a press conference would be nice”
“Keep in mind that moderation is the key to healthy living, so indulge every once and a while in a devilishly delicious truffle.”



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