[Ads-l] Britspeak :spin, span(!), spun

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Oct 30 23:44:38 UTC 2014

11 July 2014
"A[n air]craft being flown at the Paris airshow _span_ out of control and


I recall something from somewhere, somewhen (a casual Googling: 1651)

When Adam delved
And Eve _span_,
Who was, then,
The gentleman?

_Spann_ is the OE past, but I had no idea that anyone still used it.

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.
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