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#1 2009-06-08 14:19:07

Registered: 2007-06-19
Posts: 263

put apond = put upon

I had never seen this one before!

<i>I would/did assume that probly your tone of voice was not very plesanmt. If you did not use a “put apond” tone of voice then I appoligize.</i> … ic=58844.0

I found many of them!

<i>dont worry so much on charlie being in jail,he deserves everything that he put apond himself,trust me god will do his part,just worry bout your kids!!!!</i> … =280849441

<i>may the favor of the lord rest on each one of you and may the lord
release the blessing apond your life may the name of the lord be put apond you and may you succeed in all that you do.

The Scott’s and Irish have a lot in common, but we also are very differant in many ways, they are conservative by nature, that word I will bet is not even in Irish dialog until they were put apond by the brits.


But I admit I’m at a loss as to why they think this is the proper spelling, or what sort of semantic shift there could be.

The first example is from a forum I’m active on; should I drop her an e-mail and say, “I noticed this term; it’s only I’ve never heard of before; can you tell me what it means, and where it comes from?”



#2 2009-06-08 16:51:14

From: Mexico
Registered: 2007-10-11
Posts: 2129

Re: put apond = put upon

Do it! I’ve found that very often people are quite willing to talk about why they say things the way they do, and can give you some valuable insights. (Of course, you want to try not to let them feel bad about saying something non-standard. Saying, as I think we can all say truthfully, that many non-standard usages are really admirable, can help.)
This seems more general, at least for one person you quote (the benedictator ?), than the phrase put apond ; is it the standard form of “upon” for that person?
If “put apond” meant something like “set adrift” in some contexts, it might make sense.

*If the human mind were simple enough for us to understand,
we would be too simple-minded to understand it* .

(Possible Corollary: it is, and we are .)



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