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Tho (was: Blandness (was: Uusisuom's influences))

From:Raymond Brown <ray.brown@...>
Date:Monday, April 9, 2001, 18:24
At 12:37 am -0400 9/4/01, Nik Taylor wrote:
>David Peterson wrote: >> Common for fast food. "Tho" I've never seen anywhere but this list. >> Find me an example in the real world and I'll believe you. > >"Thru" I've also seen on road signs. "Tho" may be limited to online >contexts, tho NOT just this list.
...and not just to online contexts. I've been using _tho_ informally for some 40 to 50 years - and that predates e-mails quite a bit, methinks. I find it very unlikely that I alone in the whole anglophone world have been doing this! My dictionary lists:" _tho'_ same as _though_", which suggests _tho'- has been around for some time - but I have a feeling that if I did a bit of research I'd find earlier uses of _tho_ also without the apostrophe; after all, we happily accept _so_, _go_ and _no_ without any fuss. Ray. ========================================= A mind which thinks at its own expense will always interfere with language. [J.G. Hamann 1760] =========================================


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