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Posted by Henry on June 30, 2004

In Reply to: SHOTGUNNED...... posted by Vidhya on June 30, 2004

: : >> "shotgunned it" - Not sure. What's the sentence? Does it have to do with drinking a "shot" of alcohol?

: Here're two more:
: 1) I finally just made the paper provocative and *shotgunned it* in all directions

: 2) The sender wanted message to be read
: by everyone within reach, so he *shotgunned it* to the entire network.

A shotgun cartridge contains lead shot, or pellets. When the gun is fired, the lead shot spread out and pepper a large area. It is much easier to hit a target, often a wildfowl, with a shot gun than a rifle.