Shew vs. show

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Shew vs. show

Post by pingpong fan » Tue Jun 07, 2005 4:51 pm

To those fine folk who have responded to my previous posts. This is fun by the way.
Did you ever encounter people still using shew rather than show?
I did early on in the Civil Service in reports from older colleagues.
Is it ever still encountered? As a callow youth it had me scurrying to dusty tomes as I recall to find it described as archaic variant to our current word.Was just wondering if in some Armish-style fastness it might have endured. Ta and ta ta from Frank.
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Shew vs. show

Post by Bobinwales » Wed Jun 08, 2005 8:11 am

I haven't seen it since I was a young, I mean younger man either, and as you say it was only used by older people then. Perhaps it has fallen into the great shredder.
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Shew vs. show

Post by Erik_Kowal » Wed Jun 08, 2005 8:23 am

As a kid in the 1960s I recall seeing decals in our local buses stating 'TICKETS MUST BE SHEWN'. However, this was already an archaism -- I noticed the weird spelling because I had never encountered it anywhere else, and I read everything I could get my hands on.
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