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   Re: †††LC-01 genitive noun  phrases

From:Nik Taylor <yonjuuni@...>
Date:Friday, October 31, 2003, 3:09
"Mark J. Reed" wrote:
> > Does the form "up-picker" occur? It seems the second most natural alternative > > to me ... > > Yup. That is exactly the form I would use normally. I say "picker-upper" > to be whimsical or sound "folksy", but the natural agentive of "to pick up" > is "up-picker".
Really? I don't think I've ever heard "up-picker" or any similar form, and it sounds exceedingly bizarre to me. I'd use "picker upper" because it sounds the least strange. "Picker up" sounds a bit funny (and not just because of the Bounty commercial, either "putter up" sounds funny too, I'd probably say "putter upper"), while "pick upper" is completely wrong. It would never occur to me to move the particle "up" to the front of the verb. -- "There's no such thing as 'cool'. Everyone's just a big dork or nerd, you just have to find people who are dorky the same way you are." - overheard ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTaylor42