"greengrocer's apostrophe" (was Re: Cam(pb)ell)
maynor at CS.MSSTATE.EDU
Fri Aug 4 18:25:47 UTC 2000
Peter McGraw wrote:
> I AM old enough to remember when supermarkets were a new thing. Up to that
> time, stores that sold food were called "grocery stores" and those who
They're still called "grocery stores" by many people, including me.
I hear "grocery store" far, far more often than "supermarket." I say
"grocery store" always. I don't think I've ever uttered the word
During my childhood, a grocery store was often referred to simply as
"the store." E.g., "She's not here right now. She went to the store."
--Natalie Maynor (maynor at ra.msstate.edu)
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