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Thread #113496   Message #2414614
Posted By: GUEST,leeneia
15-Aug-08 - 11:06 AM
Thread Name: When I was a little bitty baby (Cotton Fields)
Subject: RE: When I was a little bitty baby
Yeah, I think it's an adverb, but it modifies 'little,' rather than 'was.' I mean, how do you modify 'was'? There's nothing there to modify.

It occurs to me that even though 'bitty' looks like a word, that we never us it alone. At least, I have never heard anybody use it. I believe that to be proper, the adjective should be 'littlebitty'.

What was the cradle doing in the cotton fields? Discuss.