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4 Apr 2021 7:50PM
a rivaling sign here
chase Plus
16 2.2k 578 England
4 Apr 2021 8:21PM
Made me laugh Keith, thank you for seeing this in the first place, most peeps would have walked past without noticing.
4 Apr 2021 8:29PM
The future well and truly anticipated, Keith!!

RichardSmile
jacomes Plus
6 28 40 Portugal
4 Apr 2021 9:28PM
That's an archaic alternative spelling of show/shown - shew/shewn; it's in and old dictionary I have dating from 1901 (1948 reprint) and I have seen it used before. It's also in my Chamber's 20th Century, apparently used by Milton and pronounced "shoo". It was I think not unusual in the 1940's. Compare with sew/sewn , such are the vagaries of English spelling.
James
dudler Plus
18 1.7k 1877 England
4 Apr 2021 10:13PM
I have a feeling that the archaic spelling holds good across the Atlantic, but I might be wrong. And you'll find it in the Book of Common Prayer and the King James Bible if I'm not much mistaken.

But it's not generally accepted in modern English, I am quite certain!
mac Plus
20 13 Scotland
4 Apr 2021 11:48PM
Word forms: shews, shewing, shewed, shewn or shewed, an archaic spelling of show
Collins English Dictionary. Copyright HarperCollins Publishers
Not sure if 1940 could be found to be archaic?
Ian
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.9k 2457 United Kingdom
5 Apr 2021 7:51AM
Was the correct spelling four centuries before WW2, and still apparently valid in Scrabble.
saltireblue Plus
11 12.2k 76 Norway
5 Apr 2021 8:21AM
Equally valid today with thoughts of so-called vaccine passports...
mistere Plus
8 7 4 England
5 Apr 2021 12:37PM
Its a perfectly normal word, in the black country. Bostin piccy Keith.
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
5 Apr 2021 9:22PM
An image that tells a story... Very good !!
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dark_lord Plus
17 2.8k 784 England
5 Apr 2021 10:06PM

Quote:But it's not generally accepted in modern English, I am quite certain!

That's the point.


Quote:Its a perfectly normal word, in the black country. Bostin piccy Keith.

They have a lot of strange vocabulary round here, almost a separate language, and no I don't understand it.

Quote:Equally valid today with thoughts of so-called vaccine passports...

That crossed my mind too Malc, ironic as it's one of the vaccination centres.
10 Apr 2021 6:03AM
Soon to read "vaccination passport required "at your nearest airport
and cruise ship terminal. Shurely a most timely capture .
Cheers Walt

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