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From:Isidora Zamora <isidora@...>
Date:Thursday, October 30, 2003, 17:04
> > Does the form "up-picker" occur? It seems the second most natural >alternative > > 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. Isidora


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