FYI: Glenn Beck on "snuck"

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Thu May 17 01:30:03 UTC 2007

Bapopik at AOL.COM wrote:
> If you missed today's Glenn Beck show on CNN prime, a repeat is about an
> hour from now.
> ...
> Near the end of today's show, a viewer wrote in and told Beck that Beck's
> use of "snuck" is improper because "snuck" is not a word. It should be
> "sneaked."
> ...
> Beck said that he uses "snuck" all the time, and he has a tv show and  the
> viewer doesn't, so it's proper.
> ...
> Not one of Beck's greatest moments, IMHO.
Since standard AmE can be considered to be that used by news
broadcasters, it seems having a TV show constitutes evidence that the
words one uses are standard. Not ironclad or complete evidence, but
reasonable evidence nonetheless.

Benjamin Barrett
a cyberbreath for language life

The American Dialect Society -

More information about the Ads-l mailing list