awe, shucks vs aw, shucks : Common Errors in English

About awe, shucks vs aw, shucks

“Aw, shucks,” is a traditional folksy expression of modesty. An “aw-shucks” kind of person declines to accept compliments. “Aw” is an interjection roughly synonymous with “oh.” “Awe” is a noun which most often means “amazed admiration.” So many people have begun to misspell the familiar phrase “awe, shucks,” that some writers think they are being clever when they link it to the current expression “shock and awe.” Instead, they reveal their confusion.

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  • Sex secrets of sweet corn

    How much does a pirate pay for corn? Answer: A buccaneer. What did the corn say when it was complimented? Answer: Awe, shucks. With no pun intended, I know these jokes are ‘corny’, but I feel they are
    on August 4, 2013 Source: Kearney Hub

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