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|Subject:||Linguistic text analysis|
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?
I doubt there has ever been a technical term for a usage as specialized as that!
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