I had never heard those expressions before... "Come" as a temporal connector!! Are they also very common?She'll be right busy come lambing
I'll be right hungry come supper time.
For those who are in incorrigible in habit of watching too much telly a workaround (not really a cure) would be to go to the nearest antique shop and buy a round telly from the 60s and 70s.Garzo wrote:My dear Spiff, what shape are the monitors on your spacecraft? I only ask as my father used to say that watching too much telly would main make my eyes square.
Indeed, it sounds as if a pristine "when" or "if" was missing. Or maybe this is my own Romance-minded interpretationApoclima wrote:Perhaps a "vestigial" subjunctive!
"Come hell or high water" sounds more subjunctive, but I think "Come Thursday," etc. is the same form.
Ah, Tim, but don't forget Billie Holliday singing Johnny Mercer and Harold Arlen's great Come Rain or Come Shine. Now that's blues !...tcward wrote:...
There's a famous Duke Ellington song, even, called Come Sunday....
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