Talk:Short, sharp shock
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- I'd say it's just a start, even though I put in some more stuff. -- Ssilvers 23:44, 21 September 2006 (UTC)
The letter itself doesn't mention 'Short, sharp shock' at all - only the editorial header mentions that. The letter desciribes the kind of treatment known as a short, sharp shock without actually using the term. As the only mention fo the term has been inserted by an editor at the archives, I wonder how relevant it is to include it here. It doesn't really illuminate the term, which is the subject of the article. 18.104.22.168 (talk) 09:01, 15 January 2010 (UTC)
- It shows that the term is used to describe legal punishment. Even though the term is not used in the 1820 letter, the reference shows that when *discussing* the letter, the editor decided to use the term. So, it shows that the term is in use to describe the subject. -- Ssilvers (talk) 15:18, 15 January 2010 (UTC)
Hi - the phrase "short, sharp shock" appears in Conington's translation of Horace's Satires, published in 1869 and therefore 16 years before the debut of the Mikado. In light of this fact I am not sure that G&S can be given full credit for coming up with the phrase.
citation http://www.gutenberg.org/catalog/world/readfile?pageno=7&fk_files=1459356 — Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 18:04, 19 August 2011 (UTC)