>As an example, someone might say, "all is not well" meaning "not all >is well."
To which H^2 replied:
>So, Jack, in the above sentences, which is the "correct" phrasing? >You seem to suggest that the sentence "Not all is well." is somehow >superior to "All is not well."
As for my two cents, that's not what I got from Jack's statement at all. He simply meant that someone might make the mistake of saying one thing and meaning another because "all is not well" with their knowledge of syntax.
I know Jack can defend himself, but I just felt like putting in my two cents. Also, I've been having trouble with my e-mail, so forgive me if this arrives at the list two days after everyone else has gone on to some other discussion.