[Ads-l] Yet another one new to me

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed Mar 18 07:07:54 UTC 2015

On Wed, Mar 18, 2015 at 12:32 AM, Arnold Zwicky <zwicky at stanford.edu> wrote:

> British informal

Or an American misspelling, in this case.

So, the oldest variant has "shut." Good to know. I've idly wondered about
that for decades, since "shed" makes just as much sense. To me, anyway.

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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