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   Re: â? â? â? LC-01 ge nitive noun 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, > and > > 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/ Paul