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no prophet's flag is set so...

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Insects: Ladybug (not -bird), mosquito (last syllable rhymes with toe), wasp (not hornet nor yellowjacket), horsefly (bulldog)

Aunt is said the same as ant.

Khaki. I say as car key. Most say caa kee. Pants are the term for trousers. Nobody says trousers. They are not khakis unless they are dun coloured. Shorts are worn over underwear, which for men are boxers or gotch.

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mousethief

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Originally posted by no prophet's flag is set so...:
I am reminded of the controversies about "schedule" is shed-yule or sked-yule? I hear both here.

Also defence as d'fence and DEfence.

Which leads to defence versus defense. We'd use defence as the noun, also licence/license (noun/verb).

Isn't the verb "defend"?

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Salicional
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Defence: to remove a fence?
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lilBuddha
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quote:
Originally posted by Salicional:
Defence: to remove a fence?

If you defence an area Defence has fenced, is a defence against Defence or an attack on Defence' fence?

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no prophet's flag is set so...

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Sorry. I meant the noun/vern distinction to apply to licence/licence. Badly posted on my part. The preferred spelling of defence here is with a "c" which brings it into line with the c in licence, defense is the spelling word processing programs seem to like, as Cdn spellings aren't usually an option.

We also do counsellor. not counselor, though not woollen.

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Moo

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A yellow-jacket and a wasp are different beasties--closely related, but different.

A wasp is black; a yellow-jacket has yellow stripes.

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Penny S
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Our wasps are black and yellow striped. At least, the common wasps. There are numbers of wasp species of various types which are not striped, small ones with parasitical habits and so on. But it is the common ones which break up picnics and such like activities.
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They are all wasps. The different names are local and/or descriptive of the physical variations, but hornets, yellow-jackets and wasps are all wasps.
Even these lovelies.

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Penny S
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More wasp species than bees and ants, aren't there? My Grandad had a book called "Ants, Bees and Wasps" which, I was told, he pronounced "Aunts, Bees and Wassps" - short a as in 'hat'
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A mountain range we can't agree on the pronunciation of: the Appalachians. People in this vicinity pronounce the third syllable like "latch", but I'd be curious to know if there are places where a long A is used.
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quote:
Originally posted by Salicional:
A mountain range we can't agree on the pronunciation of: the Appalachians. People in this vicinity pronounce the third syllable like "latch", but I'd be curious to know if there are places where a long A is used.

I'm all for letting people live in a place decide how to pronounce it. Like Orrygun.

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quote:
Originally posted by Salicional:
A mountain range we can't agree on the pronunciation of: the Appalachians. People in this vicinity pronounce the third syllable like "latch", but I'd be curious to know if there are places where a long A is used.

Where I grew up, we pronounced Appalachians with the long A. (Clarion county, PA.)

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I live in the Appalachians, and everyone around here says ap-pa-LAY-chun ahd ap-pa-LAY-cha.

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Gee D
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We'd say much the same (on the very rare occasions it arises here, not everyday) but would be more likely to say the last syllable as shen (I can't see how to do the indeterminate e on this board, much more indeterminate than shan and almost shn) or she (again the same).

[ 15. June 2017, 11:28: Message edited by: Gee D ]

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quote:
Originally posted by Moo:
I live in the Appalachians, and everyone around here says ap-pa-LAY-chun ahd ap-pa-LAY-cha.

Meanwhile, I'm in the state that is immediately south of you, and here it is pronounced ap-pa-LATCH-un and ap-pa-LATCH-a. That's what those who live in the Tar Heel portion of the Appalachians say, and that is most definitely what everyone at Appalachian State University says.

[ 15. June 2017, 11:48: Message edited by: Nick Tamen ]

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