Re: most looked-up words
|From:||John Cowan <jcowan@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, December 7, 2004, 3:17|
Mark Reed scripsit:
> (*) Similarly, the sandwich formed by wrapping up a mostly-lamb meat
> mixture in a pita is pretty universally referred to as "a gyro"
> /'ji.ro/ in the US, despite the singularity of the source "gyros".
I more often hear /'dzairo/, as if it were the word "gyro" = "gyroscope".
As for cicadas, they are usually in the news somewhere in the U.S.
every summer, since each particular brood only emerges every 17 or 13
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