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Re: Down at the Heel
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.1868  Thursday, 26 July 2001

[1]     From:   Harry G. Rusche <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 25 Jul 2001 14:05:39 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 12.1860 Down at the Heel

[2]     From:   Larry Weiss <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 25 Jul 2001 15:27:05 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 12.1860 Down at the Heel


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From:           Harry G. Rusche <
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Date:           Wednesday, 25 Jul 2001 14:05:39 -0400
Subject: 12.1860 Down at the Heel
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.1860 Down at the Heel

I am a pedant.  We old-timers still use "hang/hanged/hanged."  "Hung" we
reserve for other uses and meanings.

Harry Rusche

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From:           Larry Weiss <
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Date:           Wednesday, 25 Jul 2001 15:27:05 -0400
Subject: 12.1860 Down at the Heel
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.1860 Down at the Heel

>Looking at the pictures of the old crook's body being displayed, I would
>say "by the ankles" were \I a pedant.

So would I; but the idiom is "by the heels."  I have never figured out
how that can actually be done.

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