|From:||Isidora Zamora <isidora@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, October 30, 2003, 17:04|
> > Does the form "up-picker" occur? It seems the second most natural
> > 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.
If he was married to a Dane, that would account for it. It's a very
literal rendering of the Danish "at opvaske," meaning "to do the dishes,"
litterally "to upwash."
I was very surprised at Mark's admission that he will use the form
"up-picker" in English, because it sounds extremely Danish to me. It
doesn't sound natural or native to me in English. It does feel like a very
natural ordering of the elements in Danish, however.