"I've scoured the
Internet and all my reference books, but so far I've been unable to find
anything vaguely resembling a linguistic discussion of the phenomenon.
It doesn't take much, however, to understand how might this have come
"He was at the quarry,
gathering his tools and his personal belongings and leaving for the day.
He had stayed late in order to clean and polish his picks and shovels,
and as he walked toward his truck, he tripped over a pick half-buried in