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25. It's sneaked. Which doesn't keep me from saying "snuck". :) nt
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  -DU grammar police... what is the past tense of sneak? Is it sneaked or snuck? madmom  Sep-09-09 04:35 PM   #0 
  - Sneaked! Snuck is not a word  Kurt_and_Hunter   Sep-09-09 04:36 PM   #1 
  - see post 4  madokie   Sep-09-09 04:38 PM   #5 
  - Hrumph! Inclusion in a dictionary is not an endorsement  Kurt_and_Hunter   Sep-09-09 04:46 PM   #24 
     - Hell I just figured if it was in there it was a word  madokie   Sep-09-09 04:51 PM   #31 
     - Enormity DOES Mean Big. Are You Joking?  Toasterlad   Sep-09-09 05:20 PM   #43 
     - I cannot tell if you are making a joke. It means evil. Really.  Kurt_and_Hunter   Sep-09-09 05:36 PM   #45 
        - I'll Be Damned. We're Both Right. I'd Never Heard It Used For Definitions 1 or 2 Before.  Toasterlad   Sep-09-09 07:09 PM   #48 
     - PS re: aggravate  Kurt_and_Hunter   Sep-09-09 05:49 PM   #46 
  - Until it is, that is.  sofa king   Sep-09-09 04:43 PM   #16 
  - Are you saying snuck sneaked up on us?  Kurt_and_Hunter   Sep-09-09 04:51 PM   #30 
     - Snooked. I like snooked.  sofa king   Sep-10-09 12:00 PM   #49 
  - They would not have awarded the prestigious title of past participle  Crabby Appleton   Sep-10-09 04:34 PM   #53 
  - If people use it it's a word.  Odin2005   Sep-10-09 08:47 PM   #55 
  - sneaked. n/t  cali   Sep-09-09 04:37 PM   #2 
  - Some one tell Merriam Webster it ain't.....  whistler162   Sep-09-09 04:39 PM   #9 
  - Sneaked  nadinbrzezinski   Sep-09-09 04:37 PM   #3 
  - I used a dictionary and it had snuck.  madmom   Sep-09-09 04:48 PM   #27 
  - snuck/sneaked  madokie   Sep-09-09 04:37 PM   #4 
  - Yeah, but they also have "ain't"  Kurt_and_Hunter   Sep-09-09 04:39 PM   # 
     - Whats wrong with that  madokie   Sep-09-09 04:41 PM   #13 
     - Nothing, but if the OP said "Is it ain't or isn't?" inclusion in a dictionary wouldn't answer it  Kurt_and_Hunter   Sep-09-09 04:50 PM   #28 
        - I know I was only being silly  madokie   Sep-09-09 05:04 PM   #36 
     - Every year words that aren't really words are added...  JuniperLea   Sep-09-09 04:43 PM   #17 
        - The dictionary would be much smaller otherwise!  boobooday   Sep-09-09 04:45 PM   #21 
        - Language evolves, is that such a bad thing?  nadinbrzezinski   Sep-09-09 04:47 PM   #26 
           - English doesn't borrow from other languages.  PDJane   Sep-09-09 04:53 PM   #32 
              - And sometimes it adopts a dollar fifty terms  nadinbrzezinski   Sep-09-09 05:33 PM   #44 
  - Looks like both are acceptable in the US now:  Contrary1   Sep-09-09 04:38 PM   #6 
  - snuck is now colloquially correct  hfojvt   Sep-09-09 04:44 PM   #20 
  - Snook.  Arkana   Sep-09-09 04:38 PM   #7 
  - Thank god the DU grammar police don't have tasers, or my ass would be able to light up NY  The Straight Story   Sep-09-09 04:38 PM   #8 
  - Snuck.  HeresyLives   Sep-09-09 04:39 PM   #10 
  - Sneaked is preferred - snuck is considered a non-standard form although in common usage in the US.  ddeclue   Sep-09-09 04:39 PM   #11 
  - I am a Literacy Volunteer and I teach ESOL.  CTyankee   Sep-09-09 05:07 PM   #37 
     - In fact, "gonna" is now grammatically distinct from "going to", it's become a future tense marker  Odin2005   Sep-10-09 08:58 PM   #57 
  - People who are simply literate, and care about getting things right would also know...  BlooInBloo   Sep-09-09 04:40 PM   #12 
  - What a minute. WHY are you asking?  The Straight Story   Sep-09-09 04:42 PM   #14 
  - LOL, no not really... son is doing a comp assignment and needed to know.  madmom   Sep-09-09 04:46 PM   #23 
  - Snarked.  tekisui   Sep-09-09 04:42 PM   #15 
  - I also thought snuck was not a word but when I looked it up this is what I found..  madmom   Sep-09-09 04:43 PM   #18 
  - Sneakeded.  lamp_shade   Sep-09-09 04:44 PM   #19 
  - "have snucken" ?  BlooInBloo   Sep-09-09 04:46 PM   #22 
     - I often say "I've boughten" and "I've Caughten"  Odin2005   Sep-10-09 09:02 PM   #58 
  - It's sneaked. Which doesn't keep me from saying "snuck". :) nt  Critters2   Sep-09-09 04:46 PM   #25 
  - Snuckered!  gatorboy   Sep-09-09 04:51 PM   #29 
  - Good thread. Everybody here needed a good chuckle today. Thanks.  lamp_shade   Sep-09-09 04:53 PM   #33 
  - Yeah, this thread sort of snuck up on me too, or sneaked up on me  The Straight Story   Sep-09-09 04:55 PM   #34 
  - Jaysus, is this how the Olive Garden stuff started?  JohnnyLib2   Sep-09-09 04:58 PM   #35 
  - Snack.  burning rain   Sep-09-09 05:12 PM   #38 
  - There is no past tense for sneak.  JetJaguar   Sep-09-09 05:13 PM   #39 
  - Skanked  RagAss   Sep-09-09 05:15 PM   #40 
  - Thousands of words in the "official" Webster's Dictionary weren't in it a century ago.  4lbs   Sep-09-09 05:16 PM   #41 
  - snacked  Swamp Rat   Sep-09-09 05:18 PM   #42 
  - Sneak, snack, snuck...  ljm2002   Sep-09-09 06:26 PM   #47 
  - Sneaked, but I say snuck anyhow because it sounds more better..  saucy susanna   Sep-10-09 12:28 PM   #50 
  - Snaughk. (nt)  Posteritatis   Sep-10-09 04:05 PM   #51 
  - Kneecapped.  rug   Sep-10-09 04:10 PM   #52 
  - Both are OK, but snuck is becoming the dominant usage in the US.  Odin2005   Sep-10-09 08:46 PM   #54 
  - Snake.  Orrex   Sep-10-09 08:48 PM   #56 
 

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