† † † LC-01 genitive noun phrases
|From:||David Peterson <thatbluecat@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, October 30, 2003, 8:10|
<<>> so you have to say "picker upper".
No you don't. I know people do say such things - but it sounds
odd to me - a bit "more better" that I hear from my some of my
I think someone's fallen into the trap of regarding their dialect
as "This is what English does" :)>>
Just to save face here, I'm not making this up: It came from my morphology
class. While "picker up" could certainly be "correct", I can't imagine anyone
producing such a form spontaneously, save out of hypercorrectivity, or
prescriptivist leanings (e.g., those who quote Shakespeare's English--as recorded by
Ben Johnson--as a model for modern English ;) J/K).