"a whole nother thing"
|Author:||William J. Rapaport|
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Has anyone ever commented on the idiom "that's a whole nother thing",|
where the word "whole" is inserted inside the word "another"? I've
heard this in New York City dialects (the one I grew up with; I've
said "a whole nother thing" all my life but only recently realized
how odd it is) and also in Australia.
William J. Rapapor
Associate Professor of Computer Science & Adjunct Professor of Philosophy
Member, Center for Cognitive Science
Associate Director, SNePS Research Group (SNeRG)
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University at Buffalo (SUNY)
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