" to shod " !!

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed Sep 2 18:17:40 UTC 2009

At 2:09 PM -0400 9/2/09, Laurence Horn wrote:
>At 1:55 PM -0400 9/2/09, Wilson Gray wrote:
>>It means "To runners who are shod, ... " = "To runners who have shoes
>>on, ... " right? What's wrong with that? That's *nothing* like
>>"As he quietly and carefully _trodded_ the almost-unseen trail, he was
>>alert to the possibility of booby-traps."
>I agree that Alison's example involves a participial adjective
>modifying "runners", and that "to shod" is not a constituent there.
>But it's not hard to google up examples where it is:

oops.  I meant to include some "to shod" examples verifying this claim.

How much does it cost to shod a horse?
If wild horses are not shod, then why do people need to or choose to
shod their horses?
On the quest to shod a foot (or dress a princess)


>In the Web series, Puma will shod dancer characters with its sneakers
>Nike also will shod Vince Carter in red, white and blue versions of
>his signature VC IV shoe.
>I will shod my feed with the preparation of the gospel of peace.
>(These are all from googling "will shod".)
>I know, SOTAs.  Or SsOTA, if you prefer.
>>On Wed, Sep 2, 2009 at 1:46 PM, Alison Murie<sagehen7470 at att.net> wrote:
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>>>  Subject:      " to shod " !!
>>>   From an NYT article  in the Health section:
>>>  "To shod runners, the idea of running without a shoe sounds impossible."
>>>  This one makes me grit my teeth, but probably someone will find that
>>>  it has become a common usage.
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>>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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