Roger Mills writes: > > "is is" I suppose from the famous "...what > the meaning of is is" That's a case of > "...what the meaning of is(NOUN) is(VERB)" > perfectly normal if you substitute any other > word in the NOUN slot (or, in writing, put > quotes around it). Both "is"s can be verbs. "What this is is a failure to communicate." i.e. "A failure to communicate is what this is." i.e. "What we have here is a failure to communicate." --Ph. D.