I knew a guy, he called it shut put


Out of absolutely nowhere, I used an adverb. I also remembered someone I knew in primary school who insisted to me that shot put was pronounced shut put. And not subtly either, he referred to the specific action one takes when closing a door or gate. As opposed to shot, which it literally was.

He didn’t even have the excuse of being a Kiwi.

It makes me think what confidently incorrect statements I’ve made to people that they remember. Like using an adverb again, which writers say we’re not supposed to do. It’s all remarkably worrying.

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