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Chris -- 2011-03-08
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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:
http://www.lybrary.com/workers-series-p … 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.”
http://stevedonohue.blogspot.com/2006/0 … -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.”