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Did my ears deceive me last night, or did Warleggan in Poldark say…

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MirandaGoshawk Mon 07-Nov-16 15:04:53

'snuck'? As in something like, 'he snuck out behind my back'?

Or did I imagine it? It made me clutch my pearls in horror, much more than the pitchfork-toting rabble did.

The online OED says it's US non-standard.
The Free Dictionary says: First recorded in writing near the end of the 19th century in the U.S., snuck has become in recent decades a standard variant past tense and past participle.

MardyBra Mon 07-Nov-16 15:07:10

I didn't spot that, but I did wince a bit when I heard Ross using 'myself' in the style of an Apprentice candidate.

OlennasWimple Fri 18-Nov-16 16:27:55

Don't start listening too closely to dialogue purportedly in the past - it's too painful and will ruin your viewing!

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