|No such thing as a small change|
Re^4: Old sorting paper holds the key to unlocking the secrets of the Schwartzian Transformby BrowserUk (Pope)
|on Nov 07, 2005 at 06:46 UTC||Need Help??|
Update:The contents of this post are a work of fiction, for amusement purposes only.
Any correspondence between concepts and constructs it contains and any real literary entities of similar name or form are purely coincidental, as the author hasn't got a clue!
That that is one of the words that can be grammatically correctly abutted within a sentence is no surprise, as just demonstrated.
And and can also be so abutted.
In these usages of that that, and and and, the first repetition is referring directly to the second.
But that that that and and and, are not the end to these linguistic anomalies.
He said the matter was closed, and that that should be an end to it.
In this usage, the first that is not referring to the second that.
Once the sentence itself starts both using this phenomena and referring to it, the 'that that', that that 'that that' is referring to can itself become self-referential, with the consequence that that, that that, that that, that that refers to, tends to become obscured.
However, is it a matter of speculation whether is, is another word that can be so abutted?
Apparently not :)
Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
Lingua non convalesco, consenesco et abolesco. -- Rule 1 has a caveat! -- Who broke the cabal?
"Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.