Please understand that this question is not in referance to the usage of this syntax in the narrative of a piece. I would never, ever, ever write narrative in this manner. My question is in reference to an unusual bit of syntax that I have heard with greater frequency via the tele. I'm just wondering if this gaining use in everyday dialogue. Pardon the poor example: "Everyone doesn't like being woken up early." This is not the wording I personally would have used to denote this idea. I would have said, "No one likes being woken early," but I have just heard the exampled syntax on the tele and and it's not the first time I have heard this unusual (to me) manner of attaching the negative to the verb instead of to the subject of the sentence. Is this a common phrasing in your neck of the woods? If so, which neck of the woods is home for you?