example: 'i'm gonna be late coming home tonight; i've got a whole 'nother ten rooms to clean.'
unique in its purpose. often mistaken for another
, but, in truth, disimilar.
is a neutral
term, meaning one more of the same
. a whole 'nother
implies that there is something significant
about this additional
a whole 'nother
is sometimes miswritten or misheard as 'a whole other
.' this is wrong, as well, because it implies a difference in the properties of the new item from those of its precursors.
this phrase is unquestionably unique to certain dialect
s. in other cultures
, the same concept is stated 'one more entire' or 'another one on top of that
.' thus, it lacks integrity when written, while when spoken it sounds perfectly natural