Grammar watch: a whole nother.

Heard on the radio today: “Well, that’s a whole nother story”.

Aaaargh! I accept that language is fluid and can change, but no, no, no, no, no, no. That just grates, and it should stop, now.

One response to “Grammar watch: a whole nother.

  1. I teach English, and find that written English is so different to spoken: it’s less ephemeral. So there may be many tendencies in spoken English that come and go (football in particular – ‘inject himself into the play’). I suspect nother is one of those? It’s interesting charting the longebity of particular expressiosn.

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