double possessives

Douglas Bigham TlhovwI at AOL.COM
Fri Sep 28 16:33:06 UTC 2001

How's this for a true double possesive:

"Is that your my hoodie or my your hoodie?"

Is that my hoodie that you have stolen from me or your hoodie that I had stolen from you [that you are wearing]?

My roommate said this this morning and it is a common construction for objects 'borrowed'.

Douglas S. Bigham
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale

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