Â Â Â Re: â? â? â? LC-01 ge nitive nounÂ phrase
|From:||Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, October 30, 2003, 19:25|
On 30 Oct 2003 at 12:10, Roger Mills wrote:
> I wrote:
> > Just to insert my 2cents here-- personally, I'd say "picker-upper" too,
> > similarly some other phrases, albeit somewhat randomly, and almost always
> > with a smirk, knowing that it's "wrong"........
> And a pensée d'escalier-- "picker-upper" in the US may very likely be due to
> a long-gone but amusing TV commercial for a brand of paper towel that was
> touted as the "quicker picker-upper"...........
> Y'all in Europe, who have not been exposed to 50-plus years of constant
> TV-commercial bombardment,
Hey! They have commercial TV back in the Old World, too, you know.
It's not all state-run, state-funded PBS-in-another-language. They've
had TV for about as long as the USA has, too.
Wierd. English needs a "1st person exclusive plural past tense / 3rd
person plural present tense" type of "it used to be us (not you), and
now it's them (not us)" pronoun, created specifically for the
worldwide expatriot community. How about:
Nominative: weth /weT/
Oblique: thuse /Du:z/