"greengrocer's apostrophe" (was Re: Cam(pb)ell)

A. Maberry maberry at U.WASHINGTON.EDU
Sat Aug 5 23:55:19 UTC 2000

On Sat, 5 Aug 2000, Natalie Maynor wrote:
> I do have one friend, from various places -- his parents moved frequently
> during his childhood, who says going to "the supermarket" or buying
> whatever at "the supermarket."  I've kidded him about it and said that
> that sounded weird.  Do others of you use "supermarket" that way?
>    --Natalie Maynor (maynor at ra.msstate.edu)

I don't. I say either I'm going "to the store" or "to the grocery
store" but never "to the supermarket". However, I hear it from time to

maberry at u.washington.edu

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