Monthly Archives: September 2010

What Is Is the Deal?

Two men talking to one another, word bubbles overlapping picture‘Round about the mid-1990s or so, I started to notice a peculiar phenomenon in the speech patterns of some English speakers.

It began happening more and more often, with an ever-increasing range of speakers. Now it’s a full-blown epidemic which appears to have infected every corner of our society. This is serious, folks, and Something Must Be Done, I tell you! (Or not.)

I speak of the “is is” construction.
Keep reading — What Is Is the Deal?

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