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  • Rebecca Sager

    Rebecca Sager March 6, 2006, 5:46 p.m. (Message 44513)

    Swatting/swotting, was:Intros and recaps (was Taking the floor)

    Verb
    1.swat - hit swiftly with a violent blow; "Swat flies"Verb1.swot -
    study intensively, as before an exam; "I had to bone up on my Latin
    verbs before the final exam"
     
    This isn't a usage common on this side of the Atlantic, but when I was
    a girl in England we swotted before exams. This is the second time
    recently I've seen the more used but wrong, in this case, word on this
    list!
    Becky
    Becky Sager
    Marietta GA USA
    ...so dancers have
    plenty of time to swat up on dances they don't know.  .
          

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