The Old English Preterite Plural Lives!

Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Thu Nov 29 17:00:56 UTC 2001

> This discussion is the first I've heard of "snook" = "snuck".
> For me it's always been I, you, he/she/it, we, you (pl.), and they "snuck"
> (rhymes with "duck")--except for the rare occassions when I remember
> "sneaked".

OED seems to have examples of _snook_ going back to the early 1960s,
and that's without even checking the electronic databases.


Jesse Sheidlower

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