Spit, spat, spitten

Your Name Lina.Hawkins at BERLITZGLOBALNET.COM
Wed Jan 31 22:06:17 UTC 2001

My friend uses "shat" for p.t. all the time. It drives me crazy because I
prefer the "poop" word.

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Odegard [mailto:markodegard at HOTMAIL.COM]
Sent: Wednesday, January 31, 2001 1:49 PM
Subject: Re: Spit, spat, spitten

>OK, at the risk of soiling my pristine reputation, I'm going to ask if the
>first paradigm above also works for the verb "shit":  Does anyone use
>"shat" for p.t. and p.p.?
>(Horrors, did I really write that??)  My
>dictionary doesn't even include the base word!

Well, if I were doing a to-be-staged version of Aristophanes _Frogs_, that
lake Dionysus has to cross would be called shitten.

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