Snuck in Canadian English?

If snuck is very common in British and American English (see elsewhere on this blog), how about Canadian or other Englishes? I found the following example in Margaret Atwood‘s The Blind Assassin (2000):

People snuck off to Stratford or London or Toronto even, obtained their copies on the sly, as was the custom then woth condoms (p. 41).

Is it the context – on the sly, condoms bought under the counter – that calls for snuck rather than sneaked here, or is sneaked simply no longer very common full stop? Are there any corpora of Canadian English where we can verify this?

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2 Responses to Snuck in Canadian English?

  1. Actually I commented on this on the other post about snuck and sneaked:

  2. You’re quite right, Catherine: thanks for reminding me. It must have been the time of the week (early Saturday morning!) …

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