[Ads-l] "were pick'n up"

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Sun Mar 1 19:48:21 UTC 2015


"Twenty-three shell casings were picken up on the street outside the 
house."  Or perhaps "pick'n".

Report of multiple shots from the street into a house, killing a 
woman sleeping in her bed.  WBZ-AM (Boston) radio news.

I have to hope this was merely a momentary Zungefehler, not 
immediately corrected.

Joel

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