man+(noun) combining form

Arnold M. Zwicky zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Sat Oct 1 17:25:13 UTC 2005

On Sep 30, 2005, at 12:49 PM, Carl Burnett wrote:

> ... Another alternative is to use a noun like
> "girl," "woman," or "lady" in adjectival position, as in "Furthermore
> Dawn Pathorpe, the lady showjumper, had a clam called Stafford, after
> the late chancellor."

totally beside the actual point here, but to be entirely accurate:

"Furthermore, Dawn Palethorpe [note spelling], the lady show jumper
had a clam called Sir Stafford [note *Sir* Stafford] after the late

(from _All the Words_)


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