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† † † LC-01 genitive noun phrases

From:David Peterson <thatbluecat@...>
Date:Thursday, October 30, 2003, 8:10
Ray wrote:

<<>> 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).



Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>   Re: †††LC-01 genitive noun phrase s
Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...>   Re: †††LC-01 genitive noun phrase s