Not separating the geep from the shoats (and the OED)

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Mon Apr 7 22:05:19 UTC 2014

At 4/7/2014 05:41 PM, Wilson Gray wrote:

>On Mon, Apr 7, 2014 at 12:25 PM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at> wrote:
> > OED, "shoat, n.3", first published 1993.
>Is there still a "shoat" connected to swine?

At least through 1904.  It's n.2.  First published 1914, not yet fully updated.


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