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Since the only meaning of “has” in the dictionary is the third person singular present of have, then what meaning would “has has” have in a sentence such as:

“The defendant has has not been convicted of any other domestic violence offense”
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Hello davkett,

sorry about my links. I simply copied them from the address box and pasted them into the message. I didn't really know how to make them "link". I promise I will find out.

Aaand, to tell you the truth, I liked your first response better than mine. I did chuckle for a while.

yulysses, I like the saying. I really do. I believe it's true. However, I'd like to express my hope that there are no teachersquoting it to their students. Beware! Emotion: smile

cairn
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Cairn,

To add a website link, copy the URL, then when posting, click on the link icon (next to the eraser icon on the toolbar), then paste in the URL.

(I had to be instructed on this also.)
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Thanks again, davkett!
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it works, cairn. Thank you.
Hi,

“The defendant has has not been convicted of any other domestic violence offense”

You guys are all overlooking the most obvious explanation.

The defendant's name is 'has'. Consider, the name 'e.e. cummings' is all in lower case, and Cher is an example of someone who has only one name. So, the sentence represents what has's lawyer said to the judge.

Judge: 'Has has had any other trouble with the law?'

Lawyer: 'No, has hasn't'.

etc. etc.

It's called the Abbott and Costello explanation, aka 'Who's On First'.

Best wishes, Clive
heheh, the wittiest explanation ever Emotion: smile

and where do they use such names, Clive? Or... perhaps the judge used his nick...

regards,

cairn
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