_shoddy_ > "shotty"; _shotty_ > "shoddy"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Oct 4 19:27:35 UTC 2012

"Sounds like a loser with _shotty morals_."

"I am VERY scared from (i.e. as a result of) Aspen Dental's _Shotty
Work_ - HELP!"

"Why are guys so _shotty_ with girls?"

"The morals of these guys are shotty."

It turns out that _shotty_ is a technical term in medicine that
describes the feel of lymph nodes, whence

"_shoddy_ lymphadenopathy"

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint
to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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