Millions of people read hundreds of comic strips in newspapers around the world. The Born Loser created by Art and Chip Sansom had a classic example of a “(K)notty Word” in Action.
Here is the dialog from that strip:
Chief, I want you to know there is nothing I wouldn’t do for you!
Say no more, Thornapple–I already know….after all, that’s exactly what you’ve been doing for me for years!
What a great demonstration of the articulatory confusion that occurs when a “not” is attached to a host word like “would”.
I know it is just a cartoon script, yet you hear word usage like this in conversations you hear daily.
Raise your awareness and listen for examples. AND Think how you would re-frame the message.