[Marxism] Schoolmarm grammar

Ian Angus ecosocialism at gmail.com
Sun Dec 30 18:43:21 MST 2012

Michael Smith <mjs <at> smithbowen.net> writes:

> I never heard any other preterite for 'shit' than 'shat', which is 
> good Anglo-Saxon. Are there really people who say 'shitted'?  Why, 
> for Grimm's sake? 

Living in North America, I've never heard "shat" except as a joke. 
And I've never heard "shitted" at all.

In my experience (not, I realize, always the best guide) 
the commonly used preterite of "shit" is "shit." 
Similar to "hit." 

I shit today.
I shit yesterday.

Using anything else will earn you odd looks.

Ian Angus

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