Struck (adj)

Arnold M. Zwicky zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Wed Jan 2 19:32:58 UTC 2008

On Jan 2, 2008, at 11:22 AM, Scot LaFaive wrote:

> I found this tidbit while looking for writers' strike news.
> *"If the Globes is telecast and it is produced by Dick Clark Prods.,
> which
> is a struck company, we will picket the show," guild strike
> coordinator Jeff
> Hermanson said.*
> I've never before encountered *struck* as an adjective for being on
> strike.
> Is this the future, the past, or just some fleeting aberration?

significant number of google webhits, a lot having to do with the
writers' strike.  but the OED has relevant cites for "struck" ("Of,
pertaining to, or affected by an industrial strike. Chiefly U.S.")
from "struck shop" in 1894 and going on through 1977.


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