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Chris -- 2015-05-30
We haven’t really discussed “some of money” on the Forum. It’s quite a common replacement for “sum of money,” as you can see in ” for “large some of money.” that the switch happens in about a tenth of one percent of published sources.
Hatching new language, one eggcorn at a time.
More some/summary. It may be that ‘zero-some’ is being used like tiresome or lonesome in sum examples.
Unfortunately, Kenya has taken on a dangerous trajectory in which politics is being played as a zero-some game where winning, whatever the method, is all that matters.
But, the good news is that it’s not a zero-some game.
So we are in a situation where it’s a zero-some game. No matter which side you may be on. Such is the political landscape as we enter into the …
Peter Forster wrote:
It may be that ‘zero-some’ is being used like tiresome or lonesome in sum examples.
Or it may be that the perps are thinking one player will get zero and the other player will get some.
I think you’re right, Dixon. Which of course does not deny that Peter’s analysis may be right for some perps as well/instead.
*If the human mind were simple enough for us to understand,
we would be too simple-minded to understand it* .