Diane Heaton (factitiouslj) wrote,
Diane Heaton
factitiouslj

Here exists something I'm thinking of trying out: replacing "is" with "exists" in situations where humans normally wouldn't do so.

Example: "Bob's in the kitchen" becomes "Bob exists in the kitchen."

You'll notice that this doesn't work for cases like "The book is red." It also doesn't work for "There is a negative natural number," because "There exists a negative natural number" is a perfectly normal sentence, though it happens to be false. But when it does work (mostly when "is" is followed by a locative predicate, I think), the effect sounds kind of interesting.
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