[Ads-l] Say what, now?

Andy Bach afbach at GMAIL.COM
Tue Nov 27 18:33:54 UTC 2018

> Question posted to a developer's page:
"How do you _get shot of_ the watermark?"

Well, it could be just a typo for
"How do you _get *a *shot of_ the watermark?"

or even
How do you_get Shot On_ on the watermark?"

as in, add the camera the picture was shot on to its water mark
"Some people may not understand the logic behind adding the Shot on
watermark on photos.
Recently, you'd have seen many photos online having the Shot on watermark.
While some OEMs like OnePlus have this feature built-in, others do not
provide it."

On Tue, Nov 27, 2018 at 12:00 AM Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

> Question posted to a developer's page:
> "How do you _get shot of_ the watermark?"
> New to me. I've seen "get shed of X"/"get shut of X," and even "get shet of
> X," before, but not this.
> https://add0n.com/youtube-hd.html?version=0.2.2&type=install
> Google _get shot of something_: About 73 results
> OED:
>  11. a. To set (a person) free from, relieve of (something troublesome).
> Obs[olete] exc[ept] in passive (dial. and colloq.) to be, get shut of,
> (dial.) shut on, to shut one's hands of: to be rid of, free from; also
> ellipt[ical].
> ?a1500 Chester Pl. II. 31 Though he have healed thee, Shute from us shall
> he not be. Ibid. 33 To shutte hym of his dangere. 1575-6 Durham Depos.
> (Surtees) 312 This examinate promised..that he wold marye the said
> Grace..so that he might be shutt of the promises he hadd maid to one Marian
> Raic. 1596 NASHE Saffron Walden To Rdr. D3,Doo what I can, I shall not be
> shut of him. 1621 CADE Serm. 45 He cannot be quiet till hee bee shut of it
> [his divell]. 1692 Scarronides II. Pref. 2 After his Taylor and Valet have
> shut their hands of him. 1737 WHISTON Josephus, Antiq. XIV. i. 3 His own
> life would be in danger, unless he..got shut of Aristobulus. 1827 J. F.
> COOPER Prairie xii, Happy will it prove for the boy if he is well shut of
> them. 1848 MRS. GASKELL Mary Barton I. v. 68 As for a bad man, one's glad
> enough to get shut on him. 1890 'R. BOLDREWOOD' Col. Reformer 223 Types
> which all cattleholders agree in desiring to 'get shut of'. 1892 STEVENSON
> & OSBOURNE Wrecker xxii, Your family pays money to be shut of you. 1914 D.
> H. LAWRENCE Widowing of Mrs. Holroyd III. 84 Who dost think wor goin' ter
> stop when we knowed 'e on'y kep on so's to get shut on us. 1976 S. BARSTOW
> Right True End I. iv. 65 'I haven't got her.' 'You're well shut, from all I
> hear.'
> --
> -Wilson
> -----
> 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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