Ellipsis at the casino

by jimwood8

A waitress at a casino was passing out drinks, and a couple of dollar bills fell into a beer. The waitress said that she would get another beer, since the money clearly contaminated it. Referring to the money, she said, very fluidly, “Think of where it could’ve and probably was,” an ungrammatical sentence to me and no doubt many others as well, but maybe not an entirely unprincipled speech error.

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