3V0924.1

3V0924.01 Meta-linguistic reflection: “I sorry.” (8/3/80)

We have an old clock whose face plate falls off with a distressing
regularity. Peggy just bumped the clock, the face plate fell off, and she
walked away. Sitting down in the middle of the floor, she called it to
my attention.
Peggy: I sorry break the clock.
Bob: I sorry break the clock ?
Peggy: Me. I’m sorry break the clock.
The last indicates to me Peggy was thinking about, puzzling over the
last several utterances.

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