Linguistics Anonymous

27 April 2006

ideas needed


Someday I may post something more substantial than this, but today I am trying to finish up a little honors thesis and I really need a title. Since I don't have time to put anything more substantial on here right now, it is basically a synchronic and diachronic analysis of the construction try and +verb, and an analysis of a new pattern which inflects try, producing sentences like "I am trying and write this paper" or "I tried and think up a title myself but had to resort to asking blog-people." Any and all ideas are welcome. If I use yours I will give you a signed copy, bound to be worth thousands of dollars someday. Please help!



  • "Try and FP"?

    By Blogger Jedediah, at 11:57 PM  

  • "Just Try and Analyze this Construction"

    Seriously, though, one good method is to use a particularly striking example of the innovative usage for the title and add a boring subtitle to clarify the topic.

    By Blogger Jedediah, at 12:35 AM  

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