[lit-ideas] Re: a question about Dylan

  • From: Donal McEvoy <donalmcevoyuk@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2004 08:46:24 +0000 (GMT)

 --- Robert Paul <Robert.Paul@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: 

DM> I've had a week to mull this over ....Is this right?
> --------------------------------------
> Well, part of it is right. For the rest--that you took a week to think it
> over,
> etc.--we have only your word. 

Sorry to be exact again about what I said, but I didn't say I *took* a week
to think it over - whose 'implicature' [is this used right?] is perhaps quite
different from 'I've had a week to mull it over'. For example, I had all last
week to decide what to buy as a Christmas present for someone and yet didn't
decide anything or think about it much; but I would be surely misleading if I
said I took all last week deciding what to buy them - on that you have my

More misled than misleading

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