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Joined: Monday, March 16, 2009
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Topic: Regional Vocabulary
Posted: Thursday, March 19, 2009 10:33:17 PM
I'm from upstate New York, where the surname "Campbell" is pronounced with the "p" and "Burrell" is pronounced "burr-ell" (in Philadelphia it rhymes with "girl")...
Topic: childhood spelling.
Posted: Thursday, March 19, 2009 10:13:12 PM
The Kaufmans were our neighbors growing up, and I assumed their last name was spelled "Coughman."
Topic: childhood spelling.
Posted: Wednesday, March 18, 2009 10:36:55 PM
I remember thinking that Robin the Boy Wonder's real name was "Dick Gracin."
Topic: Best books for building vocabulary?
Posted: Monday, March 16, 2009 7:32:50 PM
There's a good one-volume book by the late Stuart Berg Flexner titled "Speaking Freely: A Guided Tour of American English from Plymouth Rock to Silicon Valley" which has derivations and meanings of American words and phrases.
Topic: Mobile version of The Free Dictionary for the iPhone and G1 phone
Posted: Monday, March 16, 2009 7:29:52 PM
I second that!!!
Topic: Pet Peeves
Posted: Monday, March 16, 2009 7:28:31 PM
People misusing "its" and "it's" bothers me.
Topic: What words have you heard recently, that you had never heard of before?
Posted: Monday, March 16, 2009 7:22:24 PM
I've been coming across "amaneusis" lately.