"Cherry Pick", "Cherrypick", or "Cherry-pick"?

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"Cherry Pick", "Cherrypick", or "Cherry-pick"?

  1. "Cherry Pick"

  2. "Cherrypick"

  3. "Cherry-pick"

  4. I really don't give a flying crap as long as I end up with a cool coin at an awesome price

  5. Other

  6. "None of the above"

  1. Dougmeister

    Dougmeister Well-Known Member

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  3. cpm9ball

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    I think that any of them will suffice, but you left out the one option in your poll that I would have selected...….."None of the above!" ~ Chris
  4. Dougmeister

    Dougmeister Well-Known Member

    LOL. Fixed.

    So what would *you* choose if none of those?
  5. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

  6. micbraun

    micbraun coindiccted Supporter

    How about “choisir les cerises”?
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  7. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    selección de cereza.. In Spanish ;)
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  8. Dave Waterstraat

    Dave Waterstraat dave700x -1883 O nut

    Where's the selection for bacon? :rolleyes:
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  9. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I was with the major.
  10. micbraun

    micbraun coindiccted Supporter

    No bacon. We’re on a double diet... errrm... doubled diet?
  11. Sealgair

    Sealgair Member

    Linguistically, a hyphen is used to indicate a close connection between the two nominals, especially if ambiguity could arise with more than two nominals are present. In time, if the association becomes standard, the two nominals become a compound. Exactly that happened with e-mail —> email.
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  12. GDJMSP

    GDJMSP Numismatist Moderator

    Lemme ask a different question. Is there any doubt in your mind that if you used any of the three, that anyone would not understand what you were talking about ?

    I believe everybody would understand exactly what you were talking about, no matter which one you used. Meaning bottom line, any of those are acceptable. Which is precisely what you found out.

    Different question this time, why would you care if they did ? My point of course is that no matter what you do or say, somebody is going to call it into question. So in the end, who cares if they do - or not ?
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  13. cpm9ball

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    Why ask me? I was just thinking of Richard Pryor's campaign platform in "Brewster's Millions". ~ Chris
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  14. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    AMBIGUITY! You want ambiguity? I guess you haven't read too many of the posts on CT, have you! ~ Chris
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  15. wood_ster

    wood_ster Active Member

    Oh, the coin collectors dilemma
  16. Stevearino

    Stevearino Supporter! Supporter

    Kirsebærplukker. Norwegian.

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  17. PassthePuck

    PassthePuck Active Member

    Well, in Ice Hockey, it's called Cherry Picking! LOL. That's when both teams are in one zone, mainly the attacking zone, and one defensive player within that defensive zone is now in the neutral zone hoping to get the puck for a breakaway!
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  18. Nyatii

    Nyatii I like running w/scissors. Makes me feel dangerous

  19. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    Cherry picked.
  20. TexAg

    TexAg Well-Known Member

    I used “cherry pick” the other day with my 7 year old grandson as we were choosing between two of the same Parks quarters to go into his Dansco album. He looked at me with a question on his face. So I explained it means we should pick the nicest one, and handed him a magnifying glass to look them over. Then, his face brightens and he says, “Oh, that’s an idiom, like raining cats and dogs!”
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  21. Stevearino

    Stevearino Supporter! Supporter

    Great to hear about your experience with your grandson, @TexAg! That's one of the blessings about being a grandparent...teaching, guiding, encouraging.

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