RE: A whole "nother" issue

Subject: RE: A whole "nother" issue
From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
To: 'Rochelle McAndrews' <rmcandrews -at- csiu -dot- org>
Date: Fri, 23 Apr 2010 09:19:58 -0700

Rochelle McAndrews wrote:

> 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"?

Um, yeah, sure. In formal written communication. But in casual speech and writing? If I had my 'druthers, I'd go with 'nother. Show 'nuff.

;-)

Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
303-223-5111
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303-903-6372
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