Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/04/28

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Subject: Re: [Leica] historical defecation
From: Guy Bennett <>
Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2000 18:12:06 -0700

>Actually- I think it harkens back to even earlier English form i.e.
>"Gadzooks! He beshat himself!"

uh oh, i feel the 'be-whatever' past participles coming on! :

he betook himself to the becrapper and beshat all over the beplace...


p.s. :

>Then again-  regarding the usages of, and difference between 'will' and
>'shall' might be applied as well?!
>Dan ( Pooh-pooh stinky works for me!) Post

the difference between 'shall' and 'well,' if i'm not mistaken, is a
difference between grammatical persons: ]

1st person singlular & plural = shall
all other persons = will

i believe the same is true of 'should' and 'would' (think of blake's 'if
others had not been foolish, we should [meaning 'would' according to our
contemporary incorrect parlance be so').

ah, grammar...

guy again