July 02, 2009
"For one" is a curious construction in English. Consider Kent Brockman's famous statement in "Deep Space Homer" ...
I, for one, welcome our new insect overlords.
"For one" can also be used in enumerating lists ...
We can't do it. For one thing, we don't have the money. And we certainly don't have the time.
Or for giving exceptions ...
Everything had gone perfectly except for one thing: he had lost his way.
Posted by daen at July 2, 2009 09:15 AM
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