look at this here, a new post. back from the dead. Eric Bakovic posted a call for comment on a couple sentences over on Language Log, and I couldn't resist putting in a quick two cents. i'm sure his comments will be more in-depth, but here's a quick shot before i head to bed.
I’ll never forget how he must have felt. (overheard)
Aren’t you glad you archived instead of deleted? (over-read)
*aren't you glad you archived your email instead of deleted your email/it?
aren't you glad you archived your mail instead of deleting it?
aren't you glad you walked instead of ran?aren't you glad you whispered instead of shouted?