Â Â Â Re: â? â? â? LC-01 genitive nounÂ phrase s
|From:||Roger Mills <romilly@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, October 30, 2003, 16:10|
Andreas Johansson wrote:
> "Picker-up" is what I'd say, but not being native that of course doesn'treally
Just to insert my 2cents here-- personally, I'd say "picker-upper" too, and
similarly some other phrases, albeit somewhat randomly, and almost always
with a smirk, knowing that it's "wrong"........
> Does the form "up-picker" occur? It seems the second most naturalalternative
> to me ...
>No, but one of my professors, married IIRC to a Dane, liked to say things
like, "Well, it's time to do the up-washing"-- but also with a smirk.