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#1 2006-03-23 05:06:54

jwermont
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Registered: 2006-03-23
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"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:

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.”

http://www.thecarpetbaggerreport.com/archives/304.html
“Every once and a while, a press conference would be nice”

http://www.chocolate.com/
“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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