'Killing' for 'suicide'

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Oct 22 07:15:53 UTC 2012

On Fri, Oct 19, 2012 at 4:57 AM, Damien Hall
<damien.hall at newcastle.ac.uk> wrote:
> this is a hapax, or rare

One can only hope! When I used "sneaked" in place of "snuck," while
chatting with my 22-year-old niece, she burst into laughter. When *I*
was 22, it was saying "snuck" that was considered to be something that
you did specifically to make people laugh.


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

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