I did have a turkey that was my own and thos bird lived to be almost 15 years . It died about the time I left for college.
I wrote a story in my freshman english comp about that turkey and how he lived as my friend and died somewhat alone. There wasnt a dry eye in the room when our instructor decided to read part s of it.
He was a presence in my childhood. How many people have had a pet tirkey that was, by this pet status, spared from becoming a guest at a holiday featrs?
Gotten is a feature of American English, where you would say gotten we say got.
The problem is with so much American television over here some of our kids are using it. If they use it in exams they'll lose marks. Anyway this is what my dictionary says.
A Misbegotten Myth
By Dyanne Rivers
Its [gotten] use is particularly frowned on in the United Kingdom, where, like the author I was dealing with, some people mistakenly believe that it is incorrect.
This is odd, because at one time, gotten and got were equally common in British English. Indeed, the -en past-participle ending is a time-honoured Old English form that continues to exist in words such as proven, broken, bitten, stolen and known.
Nevertheless, by the seventeenth century, got was starting to prevail in Britain. By then, however, British colonists had begun to arrive in North America - and had brought gotten with them. Though the word was gradually falling out of favour in Britain, its use in North America remained vibrant, and both Canadian and American usage commentators maintain that it's perfectly acceptable, especially in informal contexts.
Quote:Gotten is a feature of American English, where you would say gotten we say got.
Both American and Canadian English.
In American English gotten is correct. In Standard English gotten is incorrect,