Definitions starting with A

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and those

/an d(h)owz/ [cf. US dial. South Mr. Smith and those Mr. Smith and the others of his family WSC; hypercorrection (by analogy of DEM PEOPLE those people) of pluralizing -DEM, e.g. Mary-dem Mary and her family or associates] phr. and associates: When the police arrived, Father and those were still looking for the thief (Nassau). (Gen.)

Tags: analogy, hypercorrection, phrase

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Last update: 2010-09-09 02:47
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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