Ellen Goodman's column for 7/20/2007 ("The mythical chat gap") has a quote from me, but I like Janet Hyde's quote better: "Men are from North Dakota and women are from South Dakota."
[Update -- Josh Millard observes:
So, knowing that there's this old classic, and inspired by today's reference, I hopped over to Google to see what the other side of that gimme of a construction looks like, and, well, there's a heck of a lot of variation there.
Too busy to do the proper digging at the moment, but it's got some entertaining promise.
Indeed. ]Posted by Mark Liberman at July 24, 2007 06:14 AM