semantic shift: "shrapnel"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Nov 1 17:22:44 UTC 2012

On Thu, Nov 1, 2012 at 12:40 PM, Jonathan Lighter
<wuxxmupp2000 at> quoted:
> canon (which _are_ rifled) _guns_

Is anyone else old enough to recall the days when the plural of
_cannon_ was "cannon"? Like when the past of _sneak_ was still

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