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Random Thought: How Do You Say It?

If I were getting ready to attach a horseshoe to a horse's hoof, I would say that I am about to shoe the horse.

One I'm involved in the activity, I would say that I am shoeing said horse.

Just after finishing said activity, if I might say, "That is one well-shod horse!"

Tomorrow, if someone were to ask me what I did today, I would say, "Yesterday, I ____ a horse."

Now, I would fill in that blank with 'shoed,' but the vast majority of dictionaries online (only three recognize it as a valid word) insist that this is not a word. They insist on shod again, or merely pretend that the verb to shoe has no past tense form. (Some of them also insist that the third example above should read, "That is one well-shodden horse!" but to me, that's crazy-talk.)

What say you? Would a real person ever use 'shod,' or would a real person say 'shoed'?

(Yes, this is obliquely for a NaNoWriMo story. Maybe.)


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etherial
Nov. 8th, 2011 04:57 pm (UTC)
Let's complexticate matters
Yesterday, I shooed a horse.
islenskr
Nov. 8th, 2011 05:02 pm (UTC)
Yesterday, I shod a horse. I've never heard 'shoed' - that sounds just wrong.
rtropeano
Nov. 8th, 2011 05:55 pm (UTC)
I threw it out to my facebook horse owning friends. I will let you know if they come up with anything.
liddle_oldman
Nov. 8th, 2011 10:45 pm (UTC)
I would say "shod". I have, in fact, said that a horse had been shod. if that helps.
oxlahun
Nov. 9th, 2011 02:21 am (UTC)
I also would say "shod". Anything else would be shoddy.
thespian
Nov. 9th, 2011 04:45 am (UTC)
my fill in the blank, before you got to the after arguments, was shod. And I have done it, for what that is worth; so I have used it in real conversation.
haloumi
Nov. 9th, 2011 09:14 am (UTC)
Yesterday, I shoed a horse and then the horse was shod.
Today, I shooed a man away because the man was odd.
Tomorrow, when the horse's hooves revert to being nude,
I'll grab my hammer once again, to render it enshoed.
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