What tho'd is short for in the following sentence? So we tho’t you’d better look her over and tell us what is the matter.
Nov 28, 2016 1:07 AM
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It's the word "thought." It's written that way to suggest some nonstandard dialect pronunciation. Checking, I find that it's by a U.S. author, William Carlos Williams. It's from a story entitled "The Use of Force," set in rural New Jersey in the 1930s.
November 28, 2016
Hmm...seems like it is short for "thought".
November 28, 2016
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