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Postby MCC » Thu Mar 09, 2006 6:22 pm

"Bang bang she shot me down
Bang bang I hit the ground
Bang bang that awful sound
Bang bang my baby shot me down"

No familiarity intended.

Em you may well be right, memory eludes me at the moment.

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Postby emm » Thu Mar 09, 2006 9:31 pm

Funny I can't find anything to confirm shot vs shod. In the meantime I'm sticking with shot - it's more visual. Overnight my mental picture extended to a more aerial departure - something like a missile launcher. If I aimed you (not you personally) at something, say the neighbour's rubbish pile and hit it, then I'd call that a ‘good shot’. If I missed and hit the brick wall (by mistake) that’d be a ‘crack shot’ and the BBQ would be a ‘hot shot’. If it was night you'd be a 'shot in the dark' and could have landed up anywhere. On the ascent you’d be the ‘upshot’, to any interested onlookers just a 'passing shot’. Pulling the pin (or whatever you do to missile launchers) would be my 'parting shot'. Soon as you were gone I'd be ‘off like a shot' and my photo of you landing - that’d be my souvenir 'snapshot’.

This is all purely hypothetical.:D
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Postby Chessmaster » Thu Mar 09, 2006 11:08 pm

And Hunting season opened. we should all Watch out for Dick Cheney
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Postby MCC » Fri Mar 10, 2006 12:10 pm

I'd like to take a pot shot at this.

Would anyone here call me a big shot who calls all the shots? I think not, it would be a long shot if they did.

After a shot across my bows, from a friend, which I ignored, and a shotgun wedding loomed, would the words I said to the forthcoming bride-to-be, as I skedaddled, be a parthian shot?

So, having avoided matrimony, I would've liked to have treated everyone to a shot in the arm but the way my finances were there was not a shot in my locker.

Well, I've had a shot at this, probably a bad shot but you can't win them all, so now I'm of like a shot.

A shotten herring or red herring, your call:D

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Postby emm » Fri Mar 10, 2006 10:59 pm

I wish I'd thought of shotten! It fits with the idea of cleaving, sloughing, casting off ... maybe the origin (what were we talking about again?) is actually 'well shotten'.
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"The Secret Life of Words" by Henry Hitchings

Postby Pat » Fri Apr 11, 2008 8:03 am

      The Secret Life of Words

      by Henry Hitchings
there's a book-review
in The Times (2008.Mar.28) --~ Pat
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Postby EnderGT » Fri Apr 11, 2008 2:34 pm

emm wrote:Funny I can't find anything to confirm shot vs shod. In the meantime I'm sticking with shot - it's more visual. Overnight my mental picture extended to a more aerial departure - something like a missile launcher. If I aimed you (not you personally) at something, say the neighbour's rubbish pile and hit it, then I'd call that a �good shot�. If I missed and hit the brick wall (by mistake) that�d be a �crack shot� and the BBQ would be a �hot shot�. If it was night you'd be a 'shot in the dark' and could have landed up anywhere. On the ascent you�d be the �upshot�, to any interested onlookers just a 'passing shot�. Pulling the pin (or whatever you do to missile launchers) would be my 'parting shot'. Soon as you were gone I'd be �off like a shot' and my photo of you landing - that�d be my souvenir 'snapshot�.

This is all purely hypothetical.:D


shod also refers to having shoes - i.e. the welsher has good shoes and ran off in a hurry.
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