[Ads-l] Say what, now?

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Tue Nov 27 14:40:15 EST 2018


Google Books turns up 9,000 exx. of "get shot of," British and American.

JL

On Tue, Nov 27, 2018 at 1:34 PM Andy Bach <afbach at gmail.com> wrote:

> > Question posted to a developer's page:
> "How do you _get shot of_ the watermark?"
>
> Well, it could be just a typo for
> "How do you _get *a *shot of_ the watermark?"
>
> or even
> How do you_get Shot On_ on the watermark?"
>
> as in, add the camera the picture was shot on to its water mark
> https://www.guidingtech.com/shot-on-watermark-android/
> "Some people may not understand the logic behind adding the Shot on
> watermark on photos.
> Recently, you'd have seen many photos online having the Shot on watermark.
> While some OEMs like OnePlus have this feature built-in, others do not
> provide it."
>
> On Tue, Nov 27, 2018 at 12:00 AM Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Question posted to a developer's page:
> > "How do you _get shot of_ the watermark?"
> >
> > New to me. I've seen "get shed of X"/"get shut of X," and even "get shet
> of
> > X," before, but not this.
> > https://add0n.com/youtube-hd.html?version=0.2.2&type=install
> >
> > Google _get shot of something_: About 73 results
> >
> > OED:
> >  11. a. To set (a person) free from, relieve of (something troublesome).
> > Obs[olete] exc[ept] in passive (dial. and colloq.) to be, get shut of,
> > (dial.) shut on, to shut one's hands of: to be rid of, free from; also
> > ellipt[ical].
> > ?a1500 Chester Pl. II. 31 Though he have healed thee, Shute from us shall
> > he not be. Ibid. 33 To shutte hym of his dangere. 1575-6 Durham Depos.
> > (Surtees) 312 This examinate promised..that he wold marye the said
> > Grace..so that he might be shutt of the promises he hadd maid to one
> Marian
> > Raic. 1596 NASHE Saffron Walden To Rdr. D3,Doo what I can, I shall not be
> > shut of him. 1621 CADE Serm. 45 He cannot be quiet till hee bee shut of
> it
> > [his divell]. 1692 Scarronides II. Pref. 2 After his Taylor and Valet
> have
> > shut their hands of him. 1737 WHISTON Josephus, Antiq. XIV. i. 3 His own
> > life would be in danger, unless he..got shut of Aristobulus. 1827 J. F.
> > COOPER Prairie xii, Happy will it prove for the boy if he is well shut of
> > them. 1848 MRS. GASKELL Mary Barton I. v. 68 As for a bad man, one's glad
> > enough to get shut on him. 1890 'R. BOLDREWOOD' Col. Reformer 223 Types
> > which all cattleholders agree in desiring to 'get shut of'. 1892
> STEVENSON
> > & OSBOURNE Wrecker xxii, Your family pays money to be shut of you. 1914
> D.
> > H. LAWRENCE Widowing of Mrs. Holroyd III. 84 Who dost think wor goin' ter
> > stop when we knowed 'e on'y kep on so's to get shut on us. 1976 S.
> BARSTOW
> > Right True End I. iv. 65 'I haven't got her.' 'You're well shut, from
> all I
> > hear.'
> > --
> > -Wilson
> > -----
> > 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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