Interested in Language
I just read this comment on facebook:
"I'm just finding it hilarious that Clinton is attacking trump for being a pig while she's married to Bill Clinton. Now that's hilarious! 🐷 She doesn't want a pig for president but she will marry one???"
Why did the writer use the will-future in the last sentence? Sounds strange to me because the event (their wedding) is not in the future but it took place decades ago.
Here 'will' does not express futurity. It has the idea of 'is willing/prepared to'. The present-tense idea of this suggests that this willingness is a permanent feature of her character.