[DWJ] DWJ on Bujold

Colin Fine colin at kindness.demon.co.uk
Wed May 14 14:44:29 EDT 2008

jenne at fiedlerfamily.net wrote:
>> On Tue, May 13, 2008 at 06:52:17PM +0100, Minnow wrote:
> OED: 1. Obtained, acquired, won (chiefly with accompanying adverb). Now
> rare, exc. in ILL-GOTTEN.

Yes, but that adjectival use is not in contention. It is acceptable on 
both sides of the Atlantic, and I think equally rare both sides. I think 
what Minnow was talking about (though she was not specific about it) was 
'gotten' as the past participle of 'got'.


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