Date: Fri, 18 Nov 1994 11:32:44 -0500 From: Donald Larmouth Subject: Re: Anyone familiar with the following expressions? As a lifetime fisherman, I can attest to many usages like the following: I'm gonna hook me a [name almost any species of game fish] I'm gonna catch me a [name almost any species of game or bait fish] I'm not much of a hunter now, but the following is also common: I'm gonna shoot me a [bear, deer, elk, moose, rabbit, partridge, etc.] I have also heard a wildlife photographer use the same expression, where {shoot} meant 'photograph.' One could argue that there are some semantic properties in common in {get}, {buy}, {hook}, {catch}, and {shoot}, but I can't say, "I'm gonna obtain me a dictionary" or "I'm gonna acquire me a footstool" so there must be something else going on.