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RE: Snuck
by Wodenhelm on Tue 22nd Nov 2011 05:57 UTC in reply to "Snuck"
Wodenhelm
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2010-07-16

Snuck is indeed a word. Standardized English is an artificial construct that ignores, and often defies, natural, spoken dialects.

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RE[2]: Snuck
by looncraz on Tue 22nd Nov 2011 08:37 in reply to "RE: Snuck"
looncraz Member since:
2005-07-24

Snuck is indeed a word. Standardized English is an artificial construct that ignores, and often defies, natural, spoken dialects.


Not sure who modded you down, but I agree!!

Spoken language is NOT meant to be standardized! This is a 'recent' phenomenon. Natural language trumps any codex -as can be observed in action- by the formation of new languages through vernacularization.

When the general consensus is that "hung" should be used in preference to "hanged," then that use case can, and should, trump the rules. Natural language is by consensus, not decree.

--The loon

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RE[3]: Snuck
by judgen on Tue 22nd Nov 2011 09:01 in reply to "RE[2]: Snuck"
judgen Member since:
2006-07-12

G'day mate, i think hung is a little dependent on the sentence it is used in. (atleast for me) In the punishment i definitly prefer "she was hanged" instead of hung, but i would use hung when saying "we hung out last night" and also in the sentence "he was well hung" as in endowed in the genital department. But i would not use it for "hanged meat" (tenderized) for instance. Maybe i use it improperly, but i rather feel it to be a better fit for my usage that way.

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RE[3]: Snuck
by Athlander on Tue 22nd Nov 2011 13:54 in reply to "RE[2]: Snuck"
Athlander Member since:
2008-03-10

Probably modded down because he didn't understand drstorm's reference. The link shows Jennifer Garner telling Conan O'Brien that "snuck isn't a word" - so he looks it up in a dictionary to show that snuck is a word recognised by the dictionary.

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RE[3]: Snuck
by _xmv on Tue 22nd Nov 2011 14:30 in reply to "RE[2]: Snuck"
_xmv Member since:
2008-12-09

"Snuck is indeed a word. Standardized English is an artificial construct that ignores, and often defies, natural, spoken dialects.


Not sure who modded you down, but I agree!!

Spoken language is NOT meant to be standardized! This is a 'recent' phenomenon. Natural language trumps any codex -as can be observed in action- by the formation of new languages through vernacularization.

When the general consensus is that "hung" should be used in preference to "hanged," then that use case can, and should, trump the rules. Natural language is by consensus, not decree.

--The loon
"


Well no.
If we don't use standard English, or at least try to follow that rule, we end up with entirely different dialects and use completely wrong constructs just because some haven't learn English properly.

No need to be anal about it - but "snuck" or "hanged" certainly aren't fine ;-)

This is an English speaking website, so at least news items should use standard English. For comprehension, by everyone, not just whoever knows about a some obscure dialect's words.

Edited 2011-11-22 14:31 UTC

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RE[3]: Snuck
by phoenix on Tue 22nd Nov 2011 17:29 in reply to "RE[2]: Snuck"
phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

"hung" and "hanged" are completely different and cannot be used interchangeably. Just like the difference between "lay" and "lie".

Objects are hung. People are hanged.
Objects lay down. People lie down.

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