lol, so it is http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/earnt
, I have heard it used in spoken language - but not seen it written - which seemed to make sense for the speech marks - you learn something new every day
I never read that book - although I have seen it, including in a second hand shop recently, where I was very tempted, just for the fun. The reason I didn't was because when I first heard about the book in a review, I knew I already knew all that - as kids we had devised humour from that kind of thing in our family. (what can I say - we didn't have a television
). A recent 'yet another report' writing course, care of our company, did teach me something I didn't know and found interesting, maybe you know this already - being a language aficionado. We all know the apostrophe in, say, 'didn't' denotes missing letters, but the possessive apostrophe is almost certainly doing the same thing. It is considered that 'Steve's pen', in the original language construction would have been 'Steve his pen', and the missing letters are covered by the apostrophe. I bet that is in eats, shoots and leaves
But we digress - this is supposed to be about delfibs, sorry
One last point, the spell check on here doesn't like 'earnt'