"splint[s]" as a disorder of humans?

Charles C Doyle cdoyle at UGA.EDU
Fri Jun 21 17:46:53 UTC 2013

I'm wondering what other body parts could be afflicted with "splints."  Might a gymnast contract arm splints?  Can somebody who sits at a computer all day get butt splints?


From: American Dialect Society [ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] on behalf of Joel S. Berson [Berson at ATT.NET]
Sent: Friday, June 21, 2013 1:16 PM

Does the OED need to expand its definition of "splint, n.", sense 5,
from Farriery to humans?  The OED does have "shin splints" as a
compound under "shin".


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