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Sometimes a river

Posted by Baceseras on August 04, 2007

In Reply to: Sometimes a river posted by Smokey Stover on August 04, 2007

: : : Does anyone know what the phrase "...but sometimes a river" means? Like why would someone conclude a sentence with that? It's more or less driving me crazy trying to get to the bottom of that.

: : "Usually I swim in a lake, but sometimes a river." Is that the sort of sentence you mean or is there more to it?

: I'm confused, too. What's the complete sentence, and what is it from?
: SS

Maybe it's "Sometime ... or never." Someone could be declining to do a task that was asked of him: "Sure, I'll get around to that ... sometime .... [then under the breath:] or never."