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For the curious, here are the results of my #unscientificpoll about questions in double modals, plus some reflections:
So, "Might Pat could leave?" was slightly more popular than "Might could Pat leave?" but the majority answer by far was neither of those. >>
I suspect that's because many people who answered the poll just wanted to see the results, and 'neither' seemed like the best answer in that case. >>
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Joe Procaccino and Hugh Montgomery served under General Donovan, the director of the Office of Strategic Services, and 20 subsequent CIA Directors. Both entered the world of #intelligence on the strength of their foreign #language skills.
Joe was born in Italy and graduated with a major in #linguistics. He joined the OSS and continued on after the establishment of the CIA. Former Director George Tenet described Joe as “The Father of All Reports Officers” because he pioneered many procedures still in use today.
Hugh followed in his mother’s linguistic footsteps and learned eight languages fluently. He spent 24 years serving CIA overseas. In Moscow, Hugh was involved in handling the agent who many believe was the most valuable Russian asset ever run by the Agency, Colonel Oleg Penkovsky.
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The #threats invaded my #Brexit #genre #thread. It was supposed to be mostly fun and #FBPE-games, but the threads turn it grim . So. I'll establish this new thread of uses of the threat as genre in the Brexit debate. It won´t be a lot of fun. #forensic #linguistics #genrestudies
Before I get going, a little piece of research dissemination on threats by my good colleagues @TanyaKaroli and @MarieEBM:

Exhibit A: @cliodiaspora has had to bear a truckload of abuse and quite a few threats for her engagement. I admire her intensely for sticking to her guns. This one is ugly in many many different ways.

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Gospel for Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Did Jesus get his power to cast out demons from the Prince of Demons? #gospel usccb.org/bible/readings…
//The scribes who had come from Jerusalem said, "He is possessed by Beelzebul," and "By the prince of demons he drives out demons." (Mk 3:22) #Gospel
//Beelzebub or Beelzebul is a name derived from a Philistine god, formerly worshipped in Ekron, and later adopted by some Abrahamic religions as a major demon. The name Beelzebub is associated with the Canaanite god Baal. #demonology #religion en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beelzebub
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Time for results of my unscientific poll (thread):
In the 48 hours the poll was active, 286 twitter users responded. 2/
This does not count the replies that came in as tweets instead of votes. 3/
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Time for results of my unscientific poll (thread):
In the 48 hours the poll was active, 286 twitter users responded. 2/
This does not count the replies that came in as tweets instead of votes. 3/
Read 14 tweets

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