Date: Fri, 13 May 1994 08:14:38 EDT
From: Wayne Glowka wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MAIL.GAC.PEACHNET.EDU
Subject: Re: genitive in names of businesses
Also, in Michigan, many people say 'Kmart's' or 'Walmart's'. But this seems
to be somewhat different since the person who owns the business isn't named
Kmart or Walmart (cf. Kroger).
But it is like "Eagle's." Maybe this is everywhere, since a major
dialect boundary separates Michigan and central Ill.
To the horror of my native wife, older women that she knows in middle
Georgia say "Kmart's" and "Walmart's." However, there seems to be no
stigma attached to "J. C. Penney's" and "Belk's" for "J. C. Penney" and
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