..parked in..

Dennis R. Preston preston at PILOT.MSU.EDU
Mon Sep 9 11:48:01 UTC 2002

>I remember 'parked in' from the late 50's (when it happened to me in
>NYC on my first trip there).


>Just a note about a new phrase, for my ears.
>On Wednesday, 4 SEP, as I was getting out of my just-parked car, a
>person approached me, and asked if I'd mind moving my car to another
>parking area for faculty.  She noted that preparations were underway for
>a special dinner on Friday, and some large trucks would soon be parking
>near my vehicle.
>She said that she didn't want to see me 'parked in', and unable to leave
>later in the day, since the large trucks would probably be blocking my
>exit route.
>The speaker works as one of several public relations representatives for
>my campus.
>George Cole
>Shippensburg University

Dennis R. Preston
Professor of Linguistics
Department of Linguistics and Languages
740 Wells Hall A
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1027 USA
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