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Old 11-28-2011, 08:11 PM
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Originally Posted by gort View Post
Merriam webster seems to put doubt on this last part. Seems unlikely to be synonym for shame.

The origins in either case are very old. Prior to 12th century.
Fair enough, but the (admittedly online and therefore dubious) source I consulted suggests some disagreement on this point:

I've got to get my own copy of the OED!

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