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Chris -- 2015-05-30

#1 2006-03-27 22:06:30

Registered: 2006-03-27
Posts: 2

Short thrift

< “short shrift”.

I first saw this in a review on Amazon of Anthony Fox’s Prosodic Features and Prosodic Structure, purportedly quoting the preface. I don’t have the book so I couldn’t check.

google gives 11k hits for this, vs. 1400k for “short shrift”. I am not sure, but it seems to be relatively more common on UK websites.



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