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John Quijada wrote:


> To use one
> >> of Lakoff's great examples, compare the following two sentences:
> >>
> >>      If I were you I'd hate me.

?Underlying:  "you hate me" or "you ought to hate me"-- therefore "if I were
you, I'd hate me".  It also works with "people hate me" therefore.....

> >>
> >>      If I were you I'd hate myself."

?Underlying:  You hate yourself, therefore "If I were you, I'd hate myself"
Seems to me these work much better if one appends "too"