Wednesday, June 23, 2010

I guaran-god-damn-tee it

I need to get out more. Here's an example of tmesis I hadn't come across before:

"You're gonna run across some guys out there who don't like me, I
guaran-dog-damn-tee it, but at the same time I bet there's not one of
'em that would say, 'I wouldn't take him in a firefight.' And that's
what I'm looking for."

Sebastian Junger, War, Kindle Edition, 2010, 60% into the book.