I have noted the New Yorker’s insistence on having its writers use the British “had got” instead of American “had gotten.” But the magazine seems to have kicked things up a notch; now, people being quoted are required to use it as well. In an April 25 profile of Reed Krakoff, CEO of Coach Leather, Krakoff recalls a period when “I had got poison ivy on my hands.”‘ I submit that every American, of which Krakoff is one, would have said gotten. Anyone disagree?
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He would more likely have said, “I got poison ivy on my hands.”
What a t–t this Krakoff must be. Speaking of, is that word, clearly a rising NOOB, as I hear it increasingly this side of the pond, something to be considered on this blog?