Re: Â Â Â Re: â? â? â? LC-01 genitive nounÂ phrase s
|From:||Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, October 30, 2003, 17:29|
On Thu, Oct 30, 2003 at 11:10:01AM -0500, Roger Mills wrote:
> > Does the form "up-picker" occur? It seems the second most natural
> > to me ...
Like I said, "up-picker" is in my mind the correct form. Try as I might,
I simply cannot hear a word like "picker-up" as a noun. I don't know why,
since the gerund "picking up" is perfectly natural to me, but there you
> like, "Well, it's time to do the up-washing"-- but also with a smirk.
As Churchill said: "This is the sort of English up with which I will not
You can do the washing up, but the person who does it is, to me, an
up-washer, not a washer-up.