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Subject: Linguistic text analysis
Question: Hello,

I am doing linguistic analysis of advertisements and have a question
related to terminology. The sentence in the ad is, ''When was the
last time wine won Best Beer in the World? Nineteen ninety never,
that's when''. I am particularly interested in determining what the phrase
''nineteen ninety never'' is in linguistic terms. I know in slang it means
that it never happened, but is there a particular linguistic term for
this type of expression? Could anyone help?

From: Emilija Pupsyte
Date: 10-Dec-2013
Replies:
  1. Re: Linguistic text analysis    Herbert Frederic Stahlke     (10-Dec-2013)
  2. Re: Linguistic text analysis    Geoffrey Richard Sampson     (10-Dec-2013)

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