December 12, 2005

Like a rolling stone

From this NYT article on the filming in Los Angeles of Oliver Stone's movie-in-progress about the events of 9/11 in New York:

"Obviously, not to do it in New York was crucial, because it would offend the sensibilities of some New Yorkers," said Mr. Stone, who is one himself.

(From the Fun With Binding Bureau at Language Log Plaza. Don't try it at home with your own anaphora -- only under linguistic supervision, alright?)

[ Update: Language Log has clearly gotten too serious for some folks. The first comment on this post says:

in my opinion nothing about that quote is close to being weird enough to merit being a post to language log. stylish, but to me, fine. or is your point that it shouldn't be ok according to some theory, but still is?

I didn't feel like I needed to explain it, but here it is: Oliver Stone is either himself a New Yorker or ... a stone. Get it? ]


Posted by Eric Bakovic at December 12, 2005 11:15 AM