RE: A whole "nother" issue

Subject: RE: A whole "nother" issue
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 23 Apr 2010 10:18:52 -0400

You can find a definition at
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nother

It's an actual word in the English language, over a hundred years old.

Correct usage is a whole nother issue altogether -- personally, I find
it a complete bomination.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rochelle McAndrews
> Sent: Friday, April 23, 2010 9:59 AM
> To: Michael West; Richard Mateosian
> Cc: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: A whole "nother" issue
>
> As far as changing the rules of English usage and poor usage
> being a drag on the profession, please tell me:
> Where can I find a definition for the word "nother"?!
> As used in: "...a whole nother issue."
> Why do so many people separate the "a" from the "nother"?
> This is a special pet peeve of mine. I even heard a network
> newscaster say it a few weeks ago.
> Wouldn't more correct usage be: "another whole issue" or "a
> whole separate issue"?
>


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