John McWhorter on the double is.

The Problem Is, Is That We’re Saying Is Twice

The Problem Is, Is That We’re Saying Is Twice

A show about the mysteries of English.
Dec. 27 2017 9:24 AM

The Thing Is Is

The problem is, is that we sometimes say is twice. Why?

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Listen to Lexicon Valley Episode No. 125:

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Why do we sometimes say is twice? John McWhorter has some theories.

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