This question is about the very confusing grammar of the following construction:
- Just wait one cotton picking minute!
This on its face normal seeming construction is what I'm talking about. It's a commonly occuring construction, with the policy on this type of things formulating language experts strangely neglecting this . My at first sight occuring idea was to add it to a formal grammar, but then I wasn't sure how to do it, because I didn't have good intuition on whether these rather commonly and naturally appearing examples allowed, pronouns, etc.
After I got a clear, complete, answer, and accepted it, the question was closed! I think that this is a bad confidence-with-the-users building measure.
Why was this question closed? In think only so that it can't be upvoted, because it was downvoted many times, by people who did not recognize this as part of the grammar, but as an algorithm for generating idioms.
I have italicized each time I have used this construction in the above question. I want to know how it works. I really don't know for sure. The question was sincere, and the quick and clear appearing answer was excellent.
This is the question: https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/60121/is-this-americanism-grammatical