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On Mar 30, 2012 4:25 PM, "David McCann" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> I know what a shoat
> and a chook are, although no English person would ever use either word.

English persons who would use _chook_ must number in the hundreds of
thousands if not millions. IIRC, David, you're a middle class Londoner, but
in fact not all English people are, and those who aren't speak different
dialects from middle class londoners.

As for _shoat_, the word is only as rare as its denotation.