Arnold Zwicky zwicky at STANFORD.EDU
Sat Jan 21 23:09:08 UTC 2012

On Jan 21, 2012, at 12:42 PM, Ronald Butters wrote:

> On Jan 21, 2012, at 2:03 PM, Victor Steinbok wrote:
>> Not necessarily--they are the people who buy full-year dehydrated food
>> supplies advertized by and with the help of Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity. There are several companies that sprung
> [sic]
> ... This is not a prescriptive "sic" -- just wondering how widespread it is
> (or if VS  just left out a "have")

_sprang_ and _sprung_ are both standard as PSTs of SPRING (i'm pretty sure that _sprung_ is winning).  similarly, _sank_ and _sunk_ as PSPs of SINK:


_shrunk_ as PSP of SHRINK is still debated.  each form has its own history.


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