“Just as genes and organisms undergo natural selection, words—specifically, irregular verbs such as “holp” that do not take an -ed ending in the past tense—are subject to powerful pressure to “regularize” as the language develops.”
“Is that odd-looking “holp” an archaic word or a spelling mistake?”
“In turns out that “holp” was the past tense of “help” when Shakespeare wrote these words sometime between 1589 and 1594.”
“May 11, 2009 at 9:47 am holp holp holp! cow-werkers are talkin poly-ticks!”
“June 11th, 2006 at 6:16 pm punaise, punaise, halp – help – holp!”
“And his great love, sharp as his spur, hath holp him”
“For my brother, I think he holds you well, and in dearness of heart hath holp to effect your ensuing marriage; — surely suit ill spent and labour ill bestowed.”
“You had musty victual, and he hath holp to eat it: he is a very valiant trencherman; he hath an excellent stomach.”
“How Sir Launcelot rode on his adventure, and how he holp a dolorous lady from her pain, and how that he fought with a dragon.”
“Then they swore it should be done, and so passed forth Sir Launcelot, and each one of the brethren holp other as well as they might.”
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A play by William Shakespeare.
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