[Ads-l] [BEWARE-SUSPECTED SPAM]slown

Cohen, Gerald Leonard gcohen at MST.EDU
Wed Aug 2 22:13:31 EDT 2017


There's show, past participle: shown (and: showed).

There's also (to) slow. So by analogy with shown, we sometimes

get slown.


GC

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Fortyish woman on Cosequin commercial:

"It's amazing. He really hasn't slown down much."

JL
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"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

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