Originally Posted by Baby Lee
This brings to mind, by way of Jennifer Beales
Jordan Peele of Key and Peele made an astute observation on a recent Sklarboro Country podcast.
"She's a maniac, maniac, out on the floor. And she's dancing like she's never danced before."
Does that mean she's dancing BETTER than ever before [the clear intent of the lyric], or a more straightforward reading of the syntax? She's dancing like someone who has never attempted to dance before in her life.
I think it means she's doing a simple variation of her usual dance, not that it's better, and not that she has never danced at all.